The Rise of Christianity

ISBN: 9780060677015
Book Author

Rodney Stark

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Stark’s provocative report challenges conventional wisdom and finds that Christianity’s astounding dominance of the Western world arose from its offer of a better, more secure way of life. “Compelling reading” (Library Journal) that is sure to “generate spirited argument” (Publishers Weekly), this account of Christianity’s remarkable growth within the Roman Empire is the subject of much fanfare. “Anyone who has puzzled over Christianity’s rise to dominance… must read it,” says Yale University’s Wayne A. Meeks, for The Rise of Christianity makes a compelling case for startling conclusions. Combining his expertise in social science with historical evidence, and his insight into contemporary religion’s appeal, Stark finds that early Christianity attracted the privileged rather than the poor, that most early converts were women or marginalized Jews.

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Book Author

Rodney Stark

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

246

Publisher

Harper One

Year Published

1996

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