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Best book I've read on early Christianity. Feb 16, 2009
I've read several books about the historical Jesus and the early church. For me, this is the best. Einstein said that a good theory should be as simple as possible but no simpler. This book does a great job of presenting a coherent overview of how history and culture shaped the development of the first Christian communities without getting bogged down in every fact or conjecture. The author, a Catholic priest, is respectful of the belief in Jesus' divinity, but this does not bias his focus on how Christianity evolved from Judiasm. Both belivers and non-belivers should find this book insightful and compelling.