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Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries (2 vols.)
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Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries (2 vols.)

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Williams and Norgate, G. P. Putnam’s Sons 1908

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Overview

Adolf von Harnack was one of the most influential biblical scholars of the turn of the twentieth century. His writings, noted for their in-depth historical research, assist his readers in the study of biblical interpretation, Christian living, and dogmatics through the lens of history. A professor in Germany as well as a historian and theologian, Harnack lectured at the university level for over 50 years, influencing thousands of students throughout his lifetime.

A highly significant set of volumes, Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries (2 vols.) is the first attempt ever to chronicle the history of missions from the first three centuries. Volume 1 discusses the diffusion and limits of Judaism, external conditions assisting with the expansion of Christianity, and an analysis of missions in light of the gospel. Examples of missionaries from that era are also included, as are their methods of evangelism. Volume 2 details the rise of Christianity among aristocrats, in the courts, in the army, and among women. This resource provides a valuable overview of the worldwide growth of the Church for the first three centuries after Christ’s birth.

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Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the worldwide growth of Christianity
  • Discusses missions within the first three centuries
  • Documents the spread of Christianity among different people groups
  • Contains the influential work of a renowned biblical scholar

Individual Titles

Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, vol. 1

  • Author: Adolph von Harnack
  • Translator: James Moffatt
  • Edition: Second
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 513

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume represents the first attempt ever to chronicle the history of missions from the first three centuries, although church history and dogma have previously been charted. Topics covered in volume 1 include a discussion of the diffusion and limits of Judaism, external conditions assisting with the expansion of Christianity, and an analysis of missions in light of the gospel. Examples of missionaries from that era are also included, as are their methods of evangelism.

Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, vol. 2

  • Author: Adolph von Harnack
  • Translator: James Moffatt
  • Edition: Second
  • Publisher: Williams and Norgate
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 388

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

His vast knowledge shining through, Adolph Harnack details the spread of Christianity from the time of Christ to the third century. Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, vol. 2 begins with an outline of the significant main events that led to its expansion, and following chapters detail the rise of Christianity among aristocrats, in the courts, in the army, and among women. An appendix on church-building is contained, as are maps. This resource provides a great overview to the growth of the Church all over the world for the first three centuries after Christ’s birth.

Product Details

  • Title: Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries
  • Author: Adolph von Harnack
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 901

About Adolph von Harnack

Adolph von Harnack, born in 1851 in Estonia, lived a life devoted to the study of church history and theology. He became a professor at age 24, and taught at the Universities of Leipzig, Giussen, Marbarg, and Berlin until his retirement at age 70. Although he was widely considered to be one of the most influential members of the Protestant church at the turn of the twentieth century, the Church of Germany believed his theology to be off-base and did not allow him to become an accredited clergyman. Harnack’s passion for the history of the Church led him to pen numerous resources on the matter, his most famous work perhaps being What Is Christianity? He continued his studies and writing until his death in 1930.