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The author of the book: Robert L. Wilken
Edition: Yale University Press
Date of issue: April 10th 2003
ISBN: 0300098391
ISBN 13: 9780300098396
Language: English
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This book offers an engrossing portrayal of the early years of the Christian movement from the perspective of the Romans.
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Abbreviations
Pliny: a Roman gentleman. The making of a Roman official; Travels of a provincial governor; A Christian association; Offerings of wine & incense
Christianity as a burial society. Church or political club?; A sense of belonging; A Bacchic society; An obscure & secret association
The piety of the persecutors. Roman religion & Christian prejudice; The practice of religion; "We too are a religious people"
Galen: the curiosity of a philosopher. Philosophy & medicine; Christianity as a philosophical school; The practice of philosophy; The arbitrary god of the Christians
Celsus: a conservative intellectual. Begging priests of Cybele & soothsayers; The deficiencies of Christian doctrine; Demythologizing the story of Jesus; An apostasy from Judaism; Religion & the social order
Porphyry: the most learned critic of all. In defense of Plato; The Jewish scriptures; The Christian New Testament; Philosophy from oracles; The religion of the emperor; Jesus not a magician; An unreasoning faith
Julian the Apostate: Jewish law & Christian truth. The emperor's piety; Greek education & Christian values; Against the Galilaeans; The tribal god of Jews & Christians; An apostasy from Judaism
Epilogue
Suggestions for Further Reader
Index


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