h by Edward D. Andrews Product Details Paperback: 440 pages Publisher: Christian Publishing House (July 02, 2017) Language: English ISBN-10: 1-945757-50-7 ISBN-13: 978-1-945757-50-1 Product Dimensions: 6x9 inches Book Description EARLY CHRISTIANITY IN THE FIRST CENTURY: Jesus’ Witnesses to the Ends of the Earth offers an in-depth exploration of the early days of Christianity, as it emerged and spread throughout the known world. This comprehensive and insightful book delves into the historical and cultural context of the time, examining the birth of a new faith that would change the course of human history. From the humble beginnings of Jesus’ ministry and the miraculous events of Pentecost to the rapid growth of the Christian movement, this volume paints a vivid portrait of the first-century believers who were called to be Jesus’ witnesses to the ends of the earth. With engaging chapters on pivotal figures like Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, and Polycarp of Smyrna, as well as in-depth discussions on the development of Christian apologetics and the rise of the apostasy, this book offers a thorough understanding of the struggles and triumphs faced by the early Christians. Discover the impact of key historical events, as we go beyond the first century into the persecution of Christians, the Council of Nicaea, and the rise of Catholicism, as well as the challenges faced by the fledgling faith in its quest to spread the Gospel message. EARLY CHRISTIANITY IN THE FIRST CENTURY is an essential read for anyone interested in the roots of Christianity, the lives of its earliest followers, and the world that shaped their beliefs and practices. Author Biography EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored fifty-nine books and coauthored and updated and expanded five books, as well as over 220 articles. Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version.
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