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The Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 1: Origins to Constantine
Mitchell, Margaret M and Frances M Young, editors

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006 pp. xlv + 740. $180.00


Description: Over thirty essays provide a comprehensive overview of the essential events, persons, places and issues involved in the emergence of the Christian religion in the Mediterranean world over the first three centuries. The collection traces the dynamic history from the time of Jesus through to the rise of Imperial Christianity in the fourth century. It provides a thoughtful and well-documented analysis of the diverse forms of Christian community, identity and practice that arose soon after Jesus's death, and which through missionary efforts were soon implanted throughout the Roman Empire.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins

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Review by Everett Ferguson
Published 3/31/2007
Citation: Everett Ferguson, review of Margaret M Mitchell And Frances M Young, eds., The Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 1: Origins to Constantine, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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