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.
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 9 days 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 8 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 9 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 11 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 13 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 15 months ago by Amazonian
This book does a great job showing the facts of how Christians survived over the years. Keep in mind that this book is not intended to quote the Bible or necessarily attribute work... Read morePublished 19 months ago by C. Mummert
This book ga ve me a great sociological background in the movement. It was interesting to read and very informative.Published 19 months ago by Patten Terry