By Michael J. Kruger
Christianity on the Crossroads examines the the most important concerns that confronted the second-century Church – a interval frequently overlooked or missed in different reports. It was once in this interval that the fledgling Church struggled to see its id and remain real to the imaginative and prescient of Christ and the apostles. Threatened by means of divisive controversies from inside of and fierce persecution from with no, the Church’s reaction to those and different concerns not just decided its survival; it was once to form the ideals, values and lives of hundreds of thousands of Christians through the global over the subsequent millennia.
‘In this well-written learn, Michael J. Kruger makes obtainable the ignored, but interesting, global of second-century Christians. He not just introduces readers to the foremost texts, figures and sleek students within the dialogue, but additionally the social situations within which second-century Christians made their exact id claims. Kruger treats complicated subject matters, equivalent to the connection among Judaism and Christianity, pagan criticisms of Christians or the textual tradition of early Christians, with nuance. Christianity on the Crossroads is a gorgeous advent to second-century Christianity.’
Chris Keith, Professor of latest testomony and Early Christianity, St Mary’s collage, London
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