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The Rise of Christianity

The Rise of Christianity

The definitive text in early church history, Frend's The Rise of Christianity offers a vast, panoramic sweep of Christianity's first six centuries, from the dust of Palestine to the court of Justinian and the parting of Eastern and Western Christianity. With many maps, chronologies, and graphics, Frend's text is an engaging story but also an immensely learned and careful work of scholarship. Elegantly written. It is a marvelous reference work. It will become the standard church history of our time for scholar and novice alike.

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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800619312
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 1026
  • Publication Date June 1, 1984


"This will be the standard reference work in early church history for many a decade to come."

Paul L. Maier, Professor of History, Western Michigan University

"The strength of the book lies in the exposition of the nature of Christian civilization, with special attention to the development of divergent traditions within the Church."

Peter Garnsey, Times Literary Supplement