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By Helen Rhee

Helen Rhee’s notable paintings is the 1st booklet to collect The Apologies and the semi-fictional Apocryphal Acts and Martyr Acts in one examine. Filling an important hole within the scholarship, she seems at Christian self definition and self illustration within the context of pagan-Christian conflict.

Using an interdisciplinary method; historic, literary, theological, sociological, and anthropological, Rhee reports the Christians within the formative interval in their faith; from mid first to early 3rd centuries. She examines how the varieties of Greco-Roman society were tailored by means of the Christians to offer the prevalence of Christian monotheism, Christian sexual morality, and Christian (dis)loyalty to the Empire.

Tackling huge subject matters, together with theology, asceticism, sexuality and patriotism, this publication explores problems with cultural id and examines how those propagandist writings formed the theological, ethical and political trajectories of Christian religion and contributed mostly to the definition of orthodoxy.

This thorough learn will gain all scholars of early Christianity and Greco-Roman literary tradition and civilization.

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