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The Rise of Christian Beliefs: The Thought World of Early Christians Heikki Raisanen

The Rise of Christian Beliefs: The Thought World of Early Christians

Heikki Raisanen

Published October 1st 2009
ISBN : 9780800662660
Paperback
479 pages
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Heikki Risnen offers a historical survey of the roots and first growth of the thoughts, values, and practices of the early Christians and explains the evolution of Christian belief in terms of vital adaptations to specific challenges. An idealMoreHeikki Risnen offers a historical survey of the roots and first growth of the thoughts, values, and practices of the early Christians and explains the evolution of Christian belief in terms of vital adaptations to specific challenges. An ideal textbook for university introductory courses on the New Testament and Early Christianity, The Rise of Christian Beliefs offers chapters discussing paradigmatic events the life and death of Jesus and experiences of Easter, principal figures and groups, last things and afterlife, savior figures and the human condition, ethnicity, identity, and morality, and ritual community life.