This wise eloquent book describes the formative years of Christianity when Christians beliefs and practices shaped their unique moral order. Wayne Meeks illuminates the process of socialization that produced the early forms of Christian morality, showing what is distinctive about the Christian viewpoint and what is similar to the moral components of Greco-Roman or Jewish thought.
By the time Christianity became a political and cultural force in the Roman Empire, it had come to embody a new moral vision. This wise and eloquent book describes the formative years--from the crucifixion of Jesus to the end of the second century of the common era--when Christian beliefs and practices shaped their unique moral order.
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