When Christians Were Jews : The First Generation / Paula Fredriksen.
- New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 
1 online resource (256 p.) : 2 b-w illus.
- Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D.
- In English.
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- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- A compelling account of Christianity's Jewish beginnings, from one of the world's leading scholars of ancient religion How did a group of charismatic, apocalyptic Jewish missionaries, working to prepare their world for the impending realization of God's promises to Israel, end up inaugurating a movement that would grow into the gentile church? Committed to Jesus's prophecy-"The Kingdom of God is at hand!"-they were, in their own eyes, history's last generation. But in history's eyes, they became the first Christians. In this electrifying social and intellectual history, Paula Fredriksen answers this question by reconstructing the life of the earliest Jerusalem community. As her account arcs from this group's hopeful celebration of Passover with Jesus, through their bitter controversies that fragmented the movement's midcentury missions, to the city's fiery end in the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, she brings this vibrant apostolic community to life. Fredriksen offers a vivid portrait both of this temple†'centered messianic movement and of the bedrock convictions that animated and sustained it.
One. UP TO JERUSALEM
Two. GOD'S HOLY MOUNTAIN
Three. FROM MIRACLE TO MISSION
Four. BEGINNING FROM JERUSALEM
Five. THE ENDS OF THE AGES
Names and Places
Ancient Documents and Authors
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 22. Okt 2019)
- De Gruyter.
- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.12987/9780300240740 doi
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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