Item description for The Shaping of Christianity: The History and Literature of Its Formative Centuries (100-800) by Gerard Vallee...
Overview An introduction to the political, social and religious milieu from which Christianity emerged from its beginnings in the second century through the eighth century.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.97" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1999
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809138670 ISBN13 9780809138678
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More About Gerard Vallee
Gerard Vallee is professor emeritus of religious studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada). He studied in Quebec and Germany, and worked in the fields of history of Christianity and philosophy of religion. He has also taught in Vietnam, India, and Nigeria. His publications include "A Study in Anti-Gnostic Polemics" (WLU Press, 1981), "The Spinoza Conversations between Lessing and Jacobi" (1988), "The Shaping of Christianity 100-800" (1999), and "Soundings in G.E. Lessing's Philosophy of Religion" (2000). He has been involved in the editing of Nightingale's "Collected Works" since 1998.
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Great text Nov 19, 2007
One of my favorite assigned books in my last year in college. Great academic work.
Excellent for a newcomer and an expert in the field! Aug 13, 1999
Gerard Vallee has produced a volume which will be equally useful to one being introduced to Chris- tianity during its formative years and for those who have been involved in this study for many years. A glossary and excellent indices are a bonus. The rehabilitation of "hertics" is excit- ing as are the author's insights on conversion and inculturation. The book is intended for col- lege and university undergraduates but will have many other uses in discussion groups and in an RCIA programme, for example. Its excellent and precise English will stretch the vocabulary of readers, something to be hoped for at any and every educational level in which it will be used. It might also be used by gifted secondary school students unhappy with the "pap" that is presented in too many high school church history classes. As one who has taught this subject in several settings, I recommend it unreservedly. Catherine Berry Stidsen, Ph.D., R.T.C.