Christianizing the Roman Empire: A.D. 100-400   -     By: Ramsay MacMullen
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Christianizing the Roman Empire: A.D. 100-400

Yale University Press / 1986 / Paperback

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How did the early Christian church manage to win its dominant place in the Roman world? In his newest book, an eminent historian of ancient Rome examines this question from a secular-rather than an ecclesiastical-viewpoint. MacMullen's provocative conclusion is that mass conversions to Christianity were based more on the appeal of miracle or the opportunity for worldly advantages then simply on a 'rising tide of Christian piety.'

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 184
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 1986
Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 0300036426
ISBN-13: 9780300036428

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    February 2, 2009
    Peter Chapman
    An excellent look at the early church and its means of reaching people right after the time of the first apostles. From the viewpoint of a respected historian, not necessarily from 'the church'. A very valuable contribution.
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