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Backgrounds of Early Christianity

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Eerdmans 2003

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$39.99

Overview

Having long served as a standard introduction to the world of the early church, Everett Ferguson’s Backgrounds of Early Christianity has been expanded and updated in this third edition. The book explores and unpacks the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, religious, and philosophical backgrounds necessary for a good historical understanding of the New Testament and the early church. New to this edition are revisions of Ferguson’s original material, updated bibliographies, and fresh discussions of first-century social life, of Gnosticism, and of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Jewish literature.

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Key Features

  • Unpacks Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, religious, and philosophical backgrounds
  • Includes revisions of Ferguson’s original material
  • Provides a good historical understanding of the New Testament

Contents

  • Political History
  • Society and Culture
  • Hellenistic–Roman Religions
  • Hellenistic–Roman Philosophies
  • Judaism
  • Christianity in the Ancient World

Praise for the Print Edition

The text is excellent—rich and amazingly detailed. A standard textbook, it would also be a good addition to a parish library.

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About Everett Ferguson

Everett Ferguson is professor emeritus of Bible and distinguished scholar-in-residence at Abilene Christian University. Among his published works are Backgrounds of Early Christianity and The Church of Christ: A Biblical Ecclesiology for Today.

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