Focusing on key historical texts, a biblical authority offers a revealing look at the early church and the intense struggle to form the canon of the New Testament. 11 halftones.Focusing on key historical texts, a biblical authority offers a revealing look at the early church and the intense struggle to form the canon of the New Testament. 11 halftones.Read Less
New in new dust jacket. Excellent New Copy-Printed on Acid-Free Paper. In New Brodart Cover. First edition. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 320 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Christianity and The Early Church. History, Non-Fiction. Comes with USPS Tracking. DA121014
New in New jacket. Book No flaws or blemishes but minimal retail shelf handling. Unused; Unread. ___ In Lost Christianities, Bart D. Ehrman offers a fascinating look at early forms of Christianity and shows how they came to be suppressed, reformed, or forgotten. All of these groups insisted that they upheld the teachings of Jesus and his apostles, and they all possessed writings that bore out their claims, books reputedly produced by Jesus's own followers. Modern archaeological work has recovered a number of key texts, and as Ehrman shows, these spectacular discoveries reveal religious diversity that says much about the ways in which history gets written by the winners.
Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England
Very informative and shcolarly work on largely unknown facts on the early history of chrisitanity. Thoroughly researched and intersting for the many unkown facts it uncovers which shows that just like all other 'history', even the history of the christian religion is written by the 'victors'. Whatever dogmas and theological concepts did not appeal to them, were jetisoned to accommodate a more mainstream view.
Apr 23, 2009
Says it all.
Wonderful book full of insights into the formation of the "Christian Religion". And how they got to it.
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