The Church in Ancient Society (from Galilee to Gregory the Great)  -     By: Henry Chadwick
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The Church in Ancient Society (from Galilee to Gregory the Great)

Oxford University Press / 2002 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 746
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 9.44 X 6.58 X 1.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0199246955
ISBN-13: 9780199246953
Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

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This book provides a full and enjoyable narrative history of the first six centuries of the Christian Church, examining how Christianity changed Ancient Greek and Roman society. Following a chronological approach, Henry Chadwick's clear exposition of important texts and theological debates in their historical context is unrivalled in detail.

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"This is a tour de force by a great scholar.... A magisterial account of the doctrinal and institutional history of the early Church, particularly in the east Roman provinces. The easy style, not without a sprinkling of colloquialisms, conceals the author's great learning and enthusiasm for his subject.... Chadwick's book will remain a standard work on the history of early Christianity for the forseeable future."--English Historical Review


"Marked by a monumentality both of scope and detail.... The last great narrative history of the twentieth century in its field."--Times Literary Supplement


"Henry Chadwick's latest book is a contribution to the Oxford History of the Church...His book is, in a number of ways, magnificent."--Journal of Early Christian Studies


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