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Backgrounds of Early Christianity

by Everett Ferguson

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  richardbsmith | Jul 28, 2012 |
NO OF PAGES: 611 SUB CAT I: First Century Judaism SUB CAT II: SUB CAT III: DESCRIPTION: Widely used as a textbook since its publication in 1987, this work provides an analytical and systematic introduction to the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, literary, and religious backgrounds necessary for a historical understanding of the New Testament and the early church. This revised edition contains updated bibliographies, rewritten and added sections, and incorporating many of the critical suggestions received from professors who have used this book.NOTES: SUBTITLE: Second Edition
1 vote | BeitHallel | Feb 18, 2011 |
An extensive review of the background to the early church. ( )
  LPierson | Aug 18, 2009 |
An excellent resource for understanding the Greco-Roman and Jewish backgrounds of the New Testament. ( )
  somejumps | Jun 8, 2007 |
This is the one of the most useful, interesting books I own. It has lots of encyclopedia-like articles on a whole bunch of interesting topics related to the world in which Christianity began. Pagan philosophies and mystery cults, Jewish culture and religious practices, education, literacy, society, &c., all accompanied by extensive bibliographies for further research. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802822215, Paperback)

Long serving as a standard introduction to the world of the early church, Backgrounds of Early Christianity is now available in an expanded, up-to-date third edition. Featuring 95 photographs of the ancient world, this book explores--now in even greater depth -- 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 substantial revisions of Everett Ferguson's original material, an updated bibliography, and fresh discussions of social life in the first-century, of Gnosticism, and of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Jewish literature.

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"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" -- www.amazon.com… (more)

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