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Augustus to Constantine

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s/t: The Thrust of the Christian Movement into the Roman World Beginning with the death of Augustus, the 1st Roman emperor, in AD 14, & ending with the death of the 1st Christian emperor, Constantine, in 337, this study of early Christianity brings to life the religious, political & cultural developments thru which a Jewish sect became the religion of the Roman emp ...more
Hardcover, 1st, 348 pages
Published 1970 by Harper & Row (NY)
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How did a small sect from an even smaller sect of religion (Judaism) developed into becoming the official religion of Imperial Rome? In this book, Grant provided the answer by giving an overarching description of how early followers of Christianity and Imperial Rome interacted and ended up shaping and reshaping each other.

It is interesting to read that as a movement, Christianity grew from a persecuted group to a large network of followers with the establishment of positions of bishops, deacons,
Erik Graff
Jun 09, 2013 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Church historians
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A good, albeit dry, scholarly study of Roman and Church history from Augustus Caesar until Constantine by a former professor of the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.
Bruce Morton
Robert M. Grant at his best. His pen gives flesh to the Roman Imperial period -- when Jesus walked the earth. An important portrait of the background of earliest Christianity.
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