Christianizing the Roman Empire: (A. D. 100-400)


How did the early Christian church manage to win its dominant place in the Roman world? In his newest book, an eminent historian of ancient Rome examines this question from a secular--rather than an ecclesiastical--viewpoint. MacMullen's provocative conclusion is that mass conversions to Christianity were based more on the appeal of miracle or the opportunity for worldly advantages than simply on a "rising tide of Christian piety." "Provocative to the Christian religious scholar and the nonreligious historian alike. . . . ...

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Christianizing the Roman Empire: (a. D. 100-400)
1986, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300036428

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