Item description for Introducing Early Christianity: A Topical Survey of Its Life, Beliefs and Practicies by Laurie Guy...
Overview Making extensive use of primary sources and referring to the latest archaeological and sociological research, Guy gives us an unusual behind-the-scenes overview of what was happening in the early church in terms of structures for ministry, patterns of worship, combatting heresy, and much more.
Publishers Description The life and times of the early church were every bit as exciting as our own. But the living pulse of early Christian life, worship and controversy is too often submerged beneath the text of standard introductions to early Christian history. Here from Laurie Guy is an introduction to Christianity of the first four centuries that is readable but not lightweight, interesting but not superficial, informative but not technical. It is a welcome supplement to chronological histories of the early church, a vantage point from which readers may sit aloft and view the broad patterns in the historical terrain. From the apostolic fathers to the great ecumenical councils, we see the church undergoing persecution and martyrdom and then rising to favor under Constantine, shaping its ministry and order while worshiping and developing its understanding of doctrine. Baptism and Eucharist, asceticism and monasticism, and the developing roles of women unfold in this thematic account of the rise of Great Tradition Christianity. Richly illustrated and filled out with maps, charts and close-up windows on related topics, Introducing Early Christianity will inform the curious and enliven courses in early church history.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.46" Width: 6.32" Height: 1.17" Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Release Date Nov 4, 2004
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 083082698X ISBN13 9780830826988
Availability 0 units.
More About Laurie Guy
Laurie Guy is lecturer in church history and New Testament at Carey Baptist College, Auckland, New Zealand.