Stark makes some very credible arguments about how this was done.
This book, written by Sociologist Rodney Stark, is an easy, yet thourogh investigation on the rise of Christianity in the first few centuries.
I also recommend this book to those who are just interested in the history of Christianity in general.
Stark approaches the issue from the sociological point of view and he does not disappoint. He makes a very coherent and logical case for the rise of Christianity and supports it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Caspian
Interesting read but very dry and filled with statistics.Published 2 months ago by Darlene Stevenson
This is a fascinating study about the people and customs of the Roman Empire. It sheds much new light on the early spread of Christianity and is a must for Biblical scholars.Published 3 months ago by Katie Chapman
As I opened the book, I almost did not continue beyond the first chapter. I would have rated the book a two. Read morePublished 11 months ago by D. Meyers
This book is very unique. It is a mix of history and sociology to tell the story of the early church. Mr. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Thomas M. Magee
I first read this in hardcover when it first came out and it was so much more beautiful and easy reading. The paperback is dry and did not fascinate me as much. Read morePublished 14 months ago by KCinAZ
Well written and the author caused me to re-evaluate the social impact on a developing religion. The various plagues and masculine dominated society of the Roman's resulted in a... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lance Hiltbrand
Excellent sociological/historical synopsis, as well as some real analysis. Pair this with MacMullen's " Christianizing the Roman Empire: A.D. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazonian