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Sometimes one may draw general conclusions at others instances may or may not be representative.
The lay reader will come away with an existential hermeneutic of history based on informed knowledge of the context of christian origins.
In short, this is not an integrated work of scholarship designed to press a theological or historic point.
A World of Many Gods is an unprecedented marketing view of the birth and unlikely success of Christianity written by someone who--like any good marketing executive--never gets... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tholzel
Multiple modes of presentation including time travelers, scripted show, description, letters critiquing sections of the book are sometimes interesting and entertaining. Read morePublished on December 10, 2004 by L. F Sherman
I found this book to be very readable and to have achieved what the author seems to have been trying to accomplish. Read morePublished on May 3, 2004
This book is fantastic. Using historical information the author recreates the ancient world. Five pages into the visit to Pompeii, I was completely hooked. Read morePublished on January 4, 2004
It always worries me when I pick up a book on the religious shelf at my local book store seemly billing itself as history of early Christianity. Read morePublished on March 19, 2003 by R. Gorski
This book is a collection of essays with early Christianity as a (tenuous) link between them. I liked KH accounts of Mani, the originator of Manicheaism, his many examples of... Read morePublished on December 13, 2001 by kaioatey
Keith Hopkins has tried to achieve something different and unique as a historian in A World Full of Gods (The Strange Triumph of Christianity). Read morePublished on December 10, 2001 by Ricky Hunter
The borders between history and fiction blur in Mr. Hopkins book, yielding an interesting read, but a lurking impression that maybe this isn't really history. Read morePublished on December 4, 2001 by Amazon Customer
The stories of Keith Hopkins are a refreshing way to bring to the reader the feeling of the times.This book,however,is better read after Pagans and Christians of Robin Lane... Read morePublished on January 30, 2001 by Ventura Angelo