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The Dawn of Christianity

People and Gods in a Time of Magic and Miracles

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674976467

Publication Date: 08/14/2017


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

28 color illustrations, 20 halftones, 7 maps, 1 table

North America only

  • Maps
    • 1. The Land of the Hebrews
    • 2. The Assyrian and Babylonian Empires
    • 3. Galilee and Surrounding Areas
    • 4. The Hellenistic Kingdoms, about 170 BC
    • 5. The Roman Empire at the Death of Augustus, AD 14
    • 6. Palestine in New Testament Times
    • 7. The Eastern Mediterranean Lands in the First–Second Centuries AD
  • Preface
  • 1. The Journey
  • 2. Polytheists, Jews and the Supernatural
  • 3. Ordinary Jewish People
  • 4. The Justice of Yahweh
  • 5. Polytheists in Their World
  • 6. Paths to Change
  • 7. Charismatics and Messiahs
  • 8. Christianity in the Jewish and Polytheistic World
  • 9. Hostility to Christianity
  • 10. Christianity’s Appeal: Magicians, Miracles and Martyrs
  • 11. When Prophecy Fails
  • Valedictory
  • Who’s Who and What’s What
  • Sources
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Figures
  • List of Plate Illustrations
  • Notes
  • Index

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