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The Resource Coming out Christian in the Roman world : how the followers of Jesus made a place in Caesar's empire, Douglas Boin

Coming out Christian in the Roman world : how the followers of Jesus made a place in Caesar's empire, Douglas Boin

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Coming out Christian in the Roman world : how the followers of Jesus made a place in Caesar's empire
Title
Coming out Christian in the Roman world
Title remainder
how the followers of Jesus made a place in Caesar's empire
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Boin
Title variation
  • How the followers of Jesus made a place in Caesar's empire
  • Coming out Christian in the Roman world
Title variation remainder
how the followers of Jesus made a place in Caesars empire
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Language
eng
Summary
The supposed collapse of Roman civilisation is still lamented more than 1,500 years later--and intertwined with this idea is the notion that a fledgling religion, Christianity, went from a persecuted fringe movement to an irresistible force that toppled the empire. The 'intolerant zeal' of Christians, wrote Edward Gibbon, swept Rome's old gods away, and with them the structures that sustained Roman society. Not so, argues Douglas Boin. Such tales are simply untrue to history, and ignore the most important fact of all: life in Rome never came to a dramatic stop. Instead, as Boin shows, a small minority movement rose to transform society--politically, religiously, and culturally--but it was a gradual process, one that happened in fits and starts over centuries. Drawing upon a decade of recent studies in history and archaeology, and on his own research, Boin opens up a wholly new window onto a period we thought we knew. His work is the first to describe how Christians navigated the complex world of social identity in terms of 'passing' and 'coming out'. Many Christians lived in a dynamic middle ground. Their quiet success, as much as the clamour of martyrdom, was a powerful agent for change. With this insightful approach to the story of Christians in the Roman world, Douglas Boin rewrites, and rediscovers, the fascinating early history of a world faith
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Also issued online.
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10414827
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DLC
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Boin, Douglas
Dewey number
937
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Christianity and culture
  • Identification (Religion)
  • Christians
  • Rome
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
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how the followers of Jesus made a place in Caesar's empire
Label
Coming out Christian in the Roman world : how the followers of Jesus made a place in Caesar's empire, Douglas Boin
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/174/9781620403174/image/lgcover.9781620403174.jpg
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Note
Scheduled to be published March 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-194) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
  • text
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Contents
A bewitching Sibyl -- The quieter ones -- The new neighbours who moved in next door -- A safe space-for being Jewish -- What goes on behind closed doors -- At the threshold of the palace -- "Soldiers" in God's heavenly army -- The moment of the eruption
Control code
000053553021
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781620403174
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014025356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP11840377
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), map
System control number
(OCoLC)907734487
Label
Coming out Christian in the Roman world : how the followers of Jesus made a place in Caesar's empire, Douglas Boin
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/174/9781620403174/image/lgcover.9781620403174.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published March 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A bewitching Sibyl -- The quieter ones -- The new neighbours who moved in next door -- A safe space-for being Jewish -- What goes on behind closed doors -- At the threshold of the palace -- "Soldiers" in God's heavenly army -- The moment of the eruption
Control code
000053553021
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781620403174
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014025356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
YBP11840377
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), map
System control number
(OCoLC)907734487

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