The Early Church Paperback

Story of Emergent Christianity from the Apostolic Age to the Dividing of the Ways Between the Greek East and the Latin West

by Henry Chadwick;

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The Early Church

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This first volume of the penguin history of the church looks at the beginning of the Christian movement during the first centuries AD and at the explosive force of its expansion throughout the Roman world. Drawing on recent historical research, Professor Henry Chadwock shows how Christianity had its roots in a synthesis of contemporary ideas and beliefs, and analyses the causes of its persecution under Diocletian, the fanaticism of its martyrs and its bitter internal controversies. The conversion of Constantine and the edict of Theodosius meant that the church had to reconcile its spiritual duties with a new, worldly role as an "established church" for good government throughout the empire, and Professor Chadwick completes his history by demonstrating how this conflict of responsiblilties led to the emergence of the papacy and the monastic movement, the twin pillars of Christianity in the Middle Ages.

The Early Church by Henry Chadwick was published by Penguin Books in September 1993 and is our 19295th best seller. The ISBN for The Early Church is 9780140231991.

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Details for The Early Church

Page last updated 24th October 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback (B format)
PublisherPenguin Books (September 1993)
EditionRev ed
Number of Pages320
Thickness18 mm
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
Product Code33235
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