Item description for The Emergence of Christianity (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Ancient World) by Cynthia White...
The ancient Romans believed that only proper polytheistic worship could maintain the pax Romana, or Roman Peace. In the first century A.D., a splinter sect of Judaism began to crack this wall, bringing upheaval, persecution, and conversion into the lives of Romans, Jews, Christians, and pagans. This exciting volume explores the emergence of Christianity in Rome during the first four centuries of the Greco-Roman empire, from the first followers of Jesus Christ, to conflicts between Christians and Jewish kings under Roman occupation, to the torture of Christian followers, Diocletian's reforms, and Constantine's eventual conversion to monotheism, which cemented Christianity's status as the official religion of Rome.
Supplemented by photos, primary document excerpts, biographies of key figures, a glossary, an annotated bibliography and an index, this volume is an ideal reference source for students and general readers alike.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.51" Width: 6.33" Height: 0.96" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2007
Publisher Greenwood Press
ISBN 0313327998 ISBN13 9780313327995
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More About Cynthia White
Cynthia White is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Arizona. She is author of several articles on classical and medieval Latin texts and on Latin pedagogy, and is currently working on The Northumberland Bestiary: An Edition with Translation and Commentary, forthcoming.
Cynthia White currently resides in St. Louis. Cynthia White was born in 1956.