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Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea

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The creation of the Christian Church is one of the most important stories in the development of the world's history, but also one of the most enigmatic and little understood, shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding.

Through a forensic, brilliant reexamination of all the key surviving texts of early Christianity, Geza Vermes illuminates the origins of a faith and traces the evolution of the figure of Jesus from the man he was—a prophet recognizable as the successor to other Jewish holy men of the Old Testament—to what he came to represent: a mysterious, otherworldly being at the heart of a major new religion. As Jesus's teachings spread across the eastern Mediterranean, hammered into place by Paul, John, and their successors, they were transformed in the space of three centuries into a centralized, state-backed creed worlds away from its humble origins. Christian Beginnings tells the captivating story of how a man came to be hailed as the Son consubstantial with God, and of how a revolutionary, anticonformist Jewish subsect became the official state religion of the Roman Empire.

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In this deeply learned and beautifully written book, Geza Vermes tells the enthralling story of early Christianity’s emergence

Synopsis:

In this deeply learned and beautifully written book, Geza Vermes tells the enthralling story of how a revolutionary, anticonformist Jewish subsect became the official state religion of the Roman Empire.

About the Author

Geza Vermes was born in Hungary in 1924. He studied in Budapest and Louvain, and was the first professor of Jewish Studies at Oxford. He is one of the world's greatest experts on early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300191608
Author:
Vermes, Geza
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Penguin Books LTD
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 5.75 in

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History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
Religion » Christianity » Christian Church » History
Religion » Christianity » Church History » Early
Religion » Christianity » Church History » General
Religion » Western Religions » Church History

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In this deeply learned and beautifully written book, Geza Vermes tells the enthralling story of early Christianity’s emergence

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In this deeply learned and beautifully written book, Geza Vermes tells the enthralling story of how a revolutionary, anticonformist Jewish subsect became the official state religion of the Roman Empire.

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