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The First One Hundred Years of Christianity: An Introduction to Its History, Literature, and Development

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ISBN: 9781540960153
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Overview

Beginning as a marginal group in Galilee, the movement initiated by Jesus of Nazareth became a world religion within 100 years. Why, among various religious movements, did Christianity succeed? This major work by internationally renowned scholar Udo Schnelle traces the historical, cultural, and theological influences and developments of the early years of the Christian movement. It shows how Christianity provided an intellectual framework, a literature, and socialization among converts that led to its enduring influence. Senior New Testament scholar James Thompson offers a clear, fluent English translation of the successful German edition.

  • Traces the historical, cultural, and theological influences and developments of the early church
  • Examines how how Christianity provided an intellectual framework among converts that led to its enduring influence
  • Explores early Christian literature
  • On Writing a History of Origins
  • Definition and Demarcation of the Epoch
  • Presuppositions and Contexts
  • The New Movement of Christ-Believers
  • The Jerusalem Church
  • Early Churches and Early Mission outside of Jerusalem
  • The Apostolic Conference
  • The Independent Mission of Paul
  • The Crisis of Early Christianity around 70 CE
  • The Establishment of Early Christianity
  • Dangers and Threats
  • Persecutions of Christians and the Imperial Cult
  • Early Christianity as an Independent Movement
  • The Transition to the Ancient Church
  • Fifteen Reasons for the Success of Early Christianity

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Udo Schnelle (born 1952) is professor of New Testament at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, and is the author of a number of theological works. Schnelle studied from 1974–1979 in Göttingen, where he graduated in 1981. From 1986–1992 he was Professor of New Testament studies at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and has taught at Halle since 1992.