In Their Own Words
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Publisher: Plough Publishing House
Number of Pages: 379
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.8 cm
In these firsthand accounts of the early church, the spirit of Pentecost burns with prophetic force through the fog enveloping the modern church. A clear and vibrant faith lives on in these writings, providing a guide for Christians today. Its stark simplicity and revolutionary fervor will stun those lulled by conventional Christianity. The Early Christians is a topically arranged collection of primary sources. It includes extra-biblical sayings of Jesus and excerpts from Origen, Tertullian, Polycarp, Clement of Alexandria, Justin, Irenaeus, Hermas, Ignatius, and others. Equally revealing material from pagan contemporaries – critics, detractors, and persecutors – is included as well.
This welcome anthology of writings from the first two centuries of Christendom is full and practical - and fervent. -- America Magazine If you hold, like Arnold does, that Christianity is no longer Christianity if it departs too radically from its beginnings, you must read this book. -- Roland H. Bainton, Professor Emeritus, Yale University This selection will not only help readers understand early Christianity intellectually; it will also challenge them to live more fully, abundantly, and even radically. -- Justo L. Gonzalez, Emory University A compelling, fascinating, and direct account of one of the most important periods in the history of modern man. -- James Luther, Adams Harvard Divinity School