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Birth of a worldview : early Christianity in its Jewish and pagan context, Robert Doran

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Birth of a worldview : early Christianity in its Jewish and pagan context
Title
Birth of a worldview
Title remainder
early Christianity in its Jewish and pagan context
Statement of responsibility
Robert Doran
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Language
eng
Summary
Every religion represents a worldview, an account of human beings and their place in the world, of birth and death, of pain and suffering, of wealth and poverty, of injustice and war. At the dawn of the Christian era, the first Christian intellectuals wrestled with these questions, and in Birth of a Worldview, Robert Doran tells the story of how they worked to make their world comprehensible. Amid much internal strife, amid the competing worldviews of Hellenistic paganism and early Judaism, figures from Justin Martyr to Saint Augustine hammered out what became the worldview that dominated thought in the Christian West for a millennium. By illuminating the varieties of views within the early church and the rich cultural environment in which these views were contested, Doran reveals a fascinating process that might well have turned out dramatically differently. In this high-stakes game, heretics were simply the losers. Among the many riches of this book are the review of the role of women, the documentation of the vitality and influence of Jewish intellectual thought, and the continuing impact of Greek intellectual thought during Christianity's formative years. In addition, Doran's generous and effective use of long passages from a wide range of original sources gives this volume a freshness and authenticity not to be found in other accounts of this period. Birth of a Worldview is a breakthrough study of the first Christian intellectuals. Scholarly and engaging throughout, it will attract a wide range of scholars, students, and general readers in religious studies and ancient history
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1940-
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Doran, Robert
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BR166
LC item number
.D67 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Explorations
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  • Church history
  • Theology
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Judaism
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Vroege kerk
  • Jodendom
  • Heidendom
  • Judentum
  • Frühchristentum
  • Rome
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Birth of a worldview : early Christianity in its Jewish and pagan context, Robert Doran
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-172) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Jews in the Roman Empire
  • Jews in Diaspora
  • Jews and Christians
  • The First Steps: Articulating Alienation
  • Christians and the Hebrew Scriptures
  • Way of Life
  • The Source of Power
  • The Christian Divine Realm
  • The Divine-Human Nexus
  • The Human Condition
  • The Mustard-Seed Fallacy
  • The Rejection of Genesis/Generation
  • The Acceptance of Genesis
  • "Neither Male nor Female"
  • Women and Leadership Roles
  • The Feminine God
  • The Worldview Approach
  • Christians and the Roman World: A Sense of Belonging
  • Christianity Before Constantine
  • Christianity After Constantine
  • Cosmos: The Quest for Order
  • The Cosmos as a Living Body
  • Pagans on Christians
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 183 pages
Isbn
9780813387468
Lccn
94039072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31436207
  • (OCoLC)ocm31436207
Label
Birth of a worldview : early Christianity in its Jewish and pagan context, Robert Doran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-172) 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
  • Jews in the Roman Empire
  • Jews in Diaspora
  • Jews and Christians
  • The First Steps: Articulating Alienation
  • Christians and the Hebrew Scriptures
  • Way of Life
  • The Source of Power
  • The Christian Divine Realm
  • The Divine-Human Nexus
  • The Human Condition
  • The Mustard-Seed Fallacy
  • The Rejection of Genesis/Generation
  • The Acceptance of Genesis
  • "Neither Male nor Female"
  • Women and Leadership Roles
  • The Feminine God
  • The Worldview Approach
  • Christians and the Roman World: A Sense of Belonging
  • Christianity Before Constantine
  • Christianity After Constantine
  • Cosmos: The Quest for Order
  • The Cosmos as a Living Body
  • Pagans on Christians
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 183 pages
Isbn
9780813387468
Lccn
94039072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31436207
  • (OCoLC)ocm31436207

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