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The Resource The dawn of Christianity : people and gods in a time of magic and miracles, Robert Knapp

The dawn of Christianity : people and gods in a time of magic and miracles, Robert Knapp

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The dawn of Christianity : people and gods in a time of magic and miracles
Title
The dawn of Christianity
Title remainder
people and gods in a time of magic and miracles
Statement of responsibility
Robert Knapp
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ordinary people of antiquity interacted with the supernatural through a mosaic of beliefs and rituals. Exploring everyday life from 200 BCE to the end of the first century CE, Robert Knapp shows that Jews and polytheists lived with the gods in very similar ways. Traditional interactions provided stability even in times of crisis, while changing a relationship risked catastrophe for the individual, his family, and his community. However, people in both traditions did at times leave behind their long-honored rites to try something new. The Dawn of Christianity reveals why some people in Judea and then in the Roman and Greek worlds embraced a new approach to the forces and powers in their daily lives. Knapp traces the emergence of Christianity from its stirrings in the eastern Mediterranean, where Jewish monotheism coexisted with polytheism and prayer mixed with magic. In a time receptive to prophetic messages and supernatural interventions, Jesus of Nazareth convinced people to change their beliefs by showing, through miracles, his direct connection to god-like power. The miracle of the Resurrection solidified Jesus's supernatural credentials. After his death, followers continued to use miracles and magic to spread Jesus's message of reward for the righteous in this life and immortality in the next. Many Jews and polytheists strongly opposed the budding movement but despite major setbacks Christianity proved resilient and adaptable. It survived long enough to be saved by a second miracle, the conversion of Emperor Constantine. Hand in hand with empire, Christianity began its long march through history.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Knapp, Robert C
Dewey number
270.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BR129
LC item number
.K53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jesus Christ
  • Christianity
  • Supernatural (Theology)
  • Magic
  • Judaism
  • Polytheism
  • Jesus Christ
  • RELIGION
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Magic
  • Miracles of Jesus Christ
  • Polytheism
  • Supernatural (Theology)
  • Mediterranean Region
  • RELIGION / Christian Church / History
  • HISTORY / Ancient / General
  • RELIGION / Judaism / History
Label
The dawn of Christianity : people and gods in a time of magic and miracles, Robert Knapp
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Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Profile Books Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The journey -- Polytheists, Jews and the supernatural -- Ordinary Jewish people -- The justice of Yahweh -- Polytheists in their world -- Paths to change -- Charismatics and messiahs -- Christianity in the Jewish and polytheistic world -- Hostility to Christianity -- Christianity's appeal: magicians, miracles and martyrs -- When prophecy fails -- Valedictory
Control code
981966770
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
xvi, 303 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674976467
Lccn
2017029358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027346678
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)981966770
Label
The dawn of Christianity : people and gods in a time of magic and miracles, Robert Knapp
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Profile Books Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The journey -- Polytheists, Jews and the supernatural -- Ordinary Jewish people -- The justice of Yahweh -- Polytheists in their world -- Paths to change -- Charismatics and messiahs -- Christianity in the Jewish and polytheistic world -- Hostility to Christianity -- Christianity's appeal: magicians, miracles and martyrs -- When prophecy fails -- Valedictory
Control code
981966770
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
xvi, 303 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674976467
Lccn
2017029358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027346678
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)981966770

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