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Religious Rivalries in the Early Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity

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Religious Rivalries in the Early Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity discusses the diverse cultural destinies of early Christianity, early Judaism, and other ancient religious groups as a question of social rivalry.

The book is divided into three main sections. The first section debates the degree to which the category of rivalry adequately names the issue(s) that mus
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Hardcover, 344 pages
Published April 21st 2006 by Wilfrid Laurier University Press (first published January 4th 2006)
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Jennifer
This book of essays is concerned with competition between religious groups in antiquity with an eye to discovering the reason why Christianity ultimately triumphed in the Roman world. The ten pieces attempt to refine the terminology that is used when discussing Christianity’s rise and as well to dismiss assumptions that have often been used in scholarly attempts to account for it. The book has a tripartite structure. The first section, Rivalries?, seeks to ascertain if “rivalry” is an adequate ...more
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