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Making Sense in (and of) the First Christian Century

Making Sense in (and of) the First Christian Century (Hardback)

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The first Christian century must be approached with careful attention to its cultural and linguistic heterogeneity. It should not simply be assumed that this past 'is a different place, they do things differently there'. Downing treats the ways in which early Christians tried to 'make things make sense' within their cultures, noting both the similarities and differences between their ways and contemporary ones and stressing the variety of contexts and influences on first-century communication. Downing brings his renowned expertise to bear in illuminating the cultural features of early Christian society with a range of fascinating and telling examples.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian Churches & denominations Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 01/08/2000 ISBN-13: 9781841271248  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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