The Resource Empire baptized : how the church embraced what Jesus rejected (second-fifth centuries), Wes Howard-Brook

Empire baptized : how the church embraced what Jesus rejected (second-fifth centuries), Wes Howard-Brook

Label
Empire baptized : how the church embraced what Jesus rejected (second-fifth centuries)
Title
Empire baptized
Title remainder
how the church embraced what Jesus rejected (second-fifth centuries)
Statement of responsibility
Wes Howard-Brook
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Through a study of the writers of the post-New Testament period, this book shows how "Christianity" was forged as "the religion of empire," undermining the New Testament's proclamation of Jesus as upholder of the "religion of creation," two categories laid out in Howard-Brook's earlier volume, "Come Out, My People: God's Call Out of Empire in the Bible and Beyond" (Orbis 2010). Using writers from Alexandria (Clement, Origen, and Athanasius) and North Africa (Tertullian, Cyprian and Augustine) as test cases, Howard-Brook traces how Platonic and Stoic philosophy on the one hand, and Roman imperial culture, on the other, were taken for granted by these writers in creating "Christianity." Using a wide range of recent scholarship, Howard-Brook seeks in this book to separate the anti-imperial, earthly and earthy "Good News" of Jesus from the imperial, anti-creation, misogynist and anti-Jewish "Christianity" that has largely replaced the Gospel
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
270.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BR170
LC item number
.H69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Empire baptized : how the church embraced what Jesus rejected (second-fifth centuries), Wes Howard-Brook
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-334) and index
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  • RICHMOND
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Roman imperial context and the "religion of empire -- Alexandria and Carthage : urban laboratories for brewing "Christianity" -- How should Christians read the Hebrew scriptures? -- "Christianity" moves closer to the "religion of empire" (150-220 CE) -- "Christianity" up to and in response to the Decian persecution (220-255 CE) -- "Christianity" becomes the official religion of the empire -- "Christianity" embraces empire
Control code
ocn946902383
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 342 pages
Isbn
9781626981942
Lccn
2016005473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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u374299
System control number
(OCoLC)946902383

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