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Introducing Early Christianity: A Topical Survey of Its Life, Beliefs and Practicies

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published November 4th 2004 by InterVarsity Press (first published 2004)
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Charlie
May 22, 2015 rated it liked it
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Guy's text is different from the typical early church survey. It is mainly a topical or thematic investigation of early Christianity with some narrative passages for support. A bit over 300 pages and organized around 11 chapters, it's good for solo reading and would break up into nice sections for assigned readings. The themes themselves are well chosen: persecution and monasticism, gender, organization, church and state, doctrinal development, etc. Most of them are handled quite well.

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Emil Bredahl
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great book if you are interested in early church history and how it all started. The writing style is rather technical and it take time to understand the book fully but I like the things he talk about and it is clear that he knows his material well.
It is a good book for Theology students as well or just history lovers.
Read and enjoy and please let me know what you think so we can discuss some of the themes of this nice book.
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