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

Author: Ramsay MacMullen
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Yale University Press, 1986
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 then simply on a 'rising tide of  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ramsay MacMullen
ISBN: 0300159323 9780300159325 0585381208 9780585381206 0300036426 9780300036428
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 1154840281
Notes: Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph.
Description: 1 online resource

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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 then simply on a 'rising tide of Christian piety.'
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