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Formation and Struggles: The Church AD 33–450, Part 1: The Birth of the Church AD 33–200

Format: Digital
ISBN: 9780881413199

Overview

This study of the formation of the church begins with the earliest Christian community in Jerusalem, led by Jesus’ disciples, and ends with the expansion of Christianity into various regions of the Roman Empire. Tracing the growing pains of the church from its birth through its separation from Judaism, to its struggle against Gnostic and pagan influences, the author demonstrates how early Christians deepened their loyalty to the apostolic tradition by wrestling with internal and external challenges. The author appeals to the general reader as well as the scholar by addressing perennially popular questions: Did Jesus marry? Who was responsible for the crucifixion? What is the relationship between philosophy and theology? And how were the Scriptures compiled? The volume concludes with teachings of the church father Irenaeus of Lyons, who presents an image of a church shaped by ministry, canon, creed, and openness to the world—a church that, by method and model, offers a solid base for growth in the following centuries.

  • Title: Formation and Struggles: The Church AD 33–450, Part 1: The Birth of the Church AD 33–200
  • Author: Veselin Kesich
  • Series: The Church in History
  • Volume: I
  • Publisher: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2007
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Church history › Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
  • ISBN: 9780881413199
  • Resource ID: LLS:FRMTNSTRGGLS01
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2018-10-23T17:14:05Z

Veselin Kesich is professor of New Testament emeritus at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. He has also written The First Day of the New Creation, The Gospel Image of Christ, and The Passion of Christ.