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The Resource The triumph of Christianity : how a forbidden religion swept the world, Bart D. Ehrman

The triumph of Christianity : how a forbidden religion swept the world, Bart D. Ehrman

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The triumph of Christianity : how a forbidden religion swept the world
Title
The triumph of Christianity
Title remainder
how a forbidden religion swept the world
Statement of responsibility
Bart D. Ehrman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Christianity didn't have to become the dominant religion in the West. It could easily have remained a sect of Judaism fated to have the historical importance of the Sadducees or the Essenes. So how did a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire become the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries? In The Triumph of Christianity, New York Times bestselling authority on early Christian history Bart D. Ehrman weaves meticulous research into an eye-opening, immensely readable narrative. He shows how a handful of charismatic characters used a brilliant social strategy and an irresistible message to win over hearts and minds one at a time. In so doing, Ehrman upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen--one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law."--Publisher's description
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehrman, Bart D
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constantine
  • Constantine
  • Church history
  • Christian civilization
  • Christianity
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION
  • Christian civilization
  • Church history
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Frühchristentum
  • Church history
  • 11.51 early Christianity
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The triumph of Christianity : how a forbidden religion swept the world, Bart D. Ehrman
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-322) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginning of the end: the conversion of Constantine -- Back to the beginning: the conversion and mission of Paul -- The religious world of conversion: Roman paganism -- Reasons for the Christian success -- Miraculous incentives for conversion -- The growth of the church -- Christians under assault: persecution, martyrdom, and self-defense -- The first Christian emperor -- Conversion and coercion: the beginnings of a Christian empire -- Gains and losses
Control code
972331029
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 335 pages
Isbn
9781501136702
Lccn
2016056895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other control number
40027953120
System control number
(OCoLC)972331029
Label
The triumph of Christianity : how a forbidden religion swept the world, Bart D. Ehrman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginning of the end: the conversion of Constantine -- Back to the beginning: the conversion and mission of Paul -- The religious world of conversion: Roman paganism -- Reasons for the Christian success -- Miraculous incentives for conversion -- The growth of the church -- Christians under assault: persecution, martyrdom, and self-defense -- The first Christian emperor -- Conversion and coercion: the beginnings of a Christian empire -- Gains and losses
Control code
972331029
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 335 pages
Isbn
9781501136702
Lccn
2016056895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other control number
40027953120
System control number
(OCoLC)972331029

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