Jesus Movement and Its Expansion: Meaning and Mission (Paperback)

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Jesus Movement and Its Expansion: Meaning and Mission (Paperback)


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Authoritative account of the Jesus movement's Greco-Roman and Jewish matrix and its development into the second century

In this book Sean Freyne explores the rise and expansion of early Christianity within the context of the Greco-Roman world -- the living, dynamic matrix of Jesus and his followers. In addition to offering fresh insights into Jesus' Jewish upbringing and the possible impact of Greco-Roman lifestyles on him and his followers, Freyne delves into the mission and expansion of the Jesus movement in Palestine and beyond during the first hundred years of its development.

To give readers a full picture of the context in which the Jesus movement developed, Freyne includes pictures, maps, and timelines throughout the book. Freyne's interdisciplinary approach, combining historical, archaeological, and literary methods, makes The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion both comprehensive and accessible.
Sean Freyne (1935-2013) was professor emeritus of theology at Trinity College, Dublin. His other books include Jesus, a Jewish Galilean: A New Reading of the Jesus Story and Texts, Contexts, and Cultures: Essays on Biblical Topics.
Product Details ISBN: 9780802867865
ISBN-10: 0802867863
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication Date: July 9th, 2014
Pages: 395
Language: English