New PDF release: Christianity at the Crossroads: How The Second Century

By Michael J. Kruger

ISBN-10: 0281071314

ISBN-13: 9780281071319

It is the second one century. all people who knew Jesus is now lifeless. Christianity has started to unfold, yet there are critical threats to its survival.

Christianity on the Crossroads examines the an important concerns that confronted the second-century Church – a interval usually overlooked or ignored in different experiences. It was once in this interval that the fledgling Church struggled to determine its id and remain real to the imaginative and prescient of Christ and the apostles. Threatened via divisive controversies from inside of and fierce persecution from with out, the Church’s reaction to those and different matters not just decided its survival; it was once to form the ideals, values and lives of hundreds of thousands of Christians through the international over the following millennia.

‘In this well-written examine, Michael J. Kruger makes obtainable the ignored, but attention-grabbing, global of second-century Christians. He not just introduces readers to the major texts, figures and glossy students within the dialogue, but additionally the social situations within which second-century Christians made their designated identification claims. Kruger treats advanced subject matters, resembling the connection among Judaism and Christianity, pagan criticisms of Christians or the textual tradition of early Christians, with nuance. Christianity on the Crossroads is an exquisite advent to second-century Christianity.’
Chris Keith, Professor of recent testomony and Early Christianity, St Mary’s college, London

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