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The Origin and Early History of Christianity in Britain: From Its Dawn to the Death of Augustine Paperback – February 1, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0934666435 ISBN-10: 0934666431 Edition: 5th Edition

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Artisan Publishers; 5th Edition edition (February 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0934666431
  • ISBN-13: 978-0934666435
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,578,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gray's The Origin and Early History of Christianity in Britain is an important and fascinating work that deserves a wider readership. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Anglicanism, the English Church, or early Church history.

It's not surprising that a work of such remarkable and essential research was done by a 19th Century Englishman, for 19th Century English scholarship is unmatched ("how are the mighty fallen"!) Thankfully, Artisan Publishers has reprinted the work.

Gray's work is divided into 4 parts:
I. The Origin and Early History of Christianity in Britain
II. The Church in Britain from the Close of the First Century to the Establishment of the Heptarchy
III. The Missionary Character and Work of the Early British Church
IV. The Mission of Augustine

Of these, the first section is by far the most important and riveting, and so I'll spend most of the rest of my review on this section. In Section I, Gray asserts the following:
1. that Joseph of Arimathea came to Britain in A.D. 38
2. that Britain was the first nation to proclaim Christianity as its religion
3. that the Aristobulus mentioned in the book of Romans traveled to Britain and
was made the first bishop of Britain
4. that St. Paul himself traveled to Britain

It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of these well-substantiated claims. If they are, true, then they refute what was once the prevailing wisdom that the Church of England was established in A.D. 597 by the Roman Catholic Church's commissioning of St. Augustine to establish a mission in Britain.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Iona Sun on March 12, 2006
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...for those new to the subject and who think Augustine (not that Augustine, the other Augustine) was the first to bring Christianity to Britain. Gray suggests evidence that Christianity arrived in Britain even before the Roman Empire began it's expansion onto the island. Surprising and well written and worth pursuing.
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By john on April 1, 2014
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I opened the book carefully to 2 different sections and the middle of the book fell out. Poorest quality I have ever seen. Artisan Sales of Thousand Oaks, CA are flirting with going out of business selling crap like this.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B Suzanne on February 22, 2014
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It is nice to learn more about what happened before St. Augustine was came from Rome to Brittain at the close of the 5th century. I know history is written by the victors, and no one more than Rome believed when you meant to destroy a foe, it included their names, their books their, temples etc... To this day, many think St. Augustine introduced Christianity to Brittain; as if for 5 and a half centuries, it was without Christianity. This makes me wonder if Rome's imperial religion did the same.
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