After the New Testament
A Reader in Early Christianity
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
This present collection of primary texts reveals the remarkable diversity of the early Christian movement from the time of the New Testament up to the writings of Eusebius (c.100-300). Including works later deemed both "orthodox" and "heterodox", and organized according to historical and social categories (e.g. persecution and marytrdom, the rise of anti-Judaism, the development of church offices, "heresy" and "orthodoxy", and the formation of early liturgy), the texts are given in clear and up-to-date English translations, each introduced by a concise and informative overview. Packed with clear and compelling information, the collection is suitable for anyone - student, teacher, pastor, layperson - interested in the history and literature of Christianity's first three centuries.