The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion

The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion

Meaning and Mission

Paperback - 2014
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Authoritative account of the Jesus movement's Greco-Roman and Jewish matrix and its development into the second century

In this book Sean Freyne explores the rise and expansion of early Christianity within the context of the Greco-Roman world -- the living, dynamic matrix of Jesus and his followers. In addition to offering fresh insights into Jesus' Jewish upbringing and the possible impact of Greco-Roman lifestyles on him and his followers, Freyne delves into the mission and expansion of the Jesus movement in Palestine and beyond during the first hundred years of its development.

To give readers a full picture of the context in which the Jesus movement developed, Freyne includes pictures, maps, and timelines throughout the book. Freyne's interdisciplinary approach, combining historical, archaeological, and literary methods, makes The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion both comprehensive and accessible.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014.
ISBN: 9780802867865
0802867863
Characteristics: xii, 383 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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