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Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times Paperback – May 17, 2002
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I've read a good number of books on the rise of Christianity, yet this book excels in blending interaction with critical/liberal scholarship, rigorous historical analysis and readability. The book is interesting enough that it keeps you reading it. Many books on the rise of Christianity, or "historical" Jesus studies will tend to get bogged down on debates that are meaningless to the overall themes of the gospels, or to the historical discussion of early Christianity. Barnett is able to deal quickly and adequately with some of the more minor critiques, while addressing the major critiques with gusto.
If you are interested in an introduction to the earliest church history, then please read this trilogy. If you are already familiar with the material and are interested in how one can present this information in a way that is both entertaining and insightful, then please read these three fine books on the rise of Christianity.
this book is a must for every Biblical and theological scholar, and for the faithful Christian who feels that the ultra liberal writers are under-mining their faith.
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