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Backgrounds of Early Christianity
~Everett Ferguson
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Media: Paperback
ISBN/ASIN : 0802822215
Manufacturer : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Release data : September, 2003

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    1 star1 starNo starNo starNo star    As a source of protestant view on the 4th century BC to 4th century AD, YES, otherwise NO

    I had hard to find anything about the veneration of saints, which I think would be important to include with a comparison to other religions of the period and earlier. In this book there's remarkably little on the actual original backgrounds of christianity, a religion composed from sources and not all that inventive uninformed people tend to think.

    1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star    I read every page.

    This book is a great reference book, and also a great read. I read every page of the book and created a careful outline of it (which will be available at The book was required for my doctoral program in NT and I found it be very helpful in providing the panoramic view of biblical backgrounds to the NT.

    1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star    Comprehensive and Understandable

    This book is an excellent introduction to the historical, cultural, social, economic, and political backgrounds of the times before, during, and after the beginnings of Christianity, i.e., from 330 B.C. to A.D. 330, from Alexander the Great to Constantine. It superbly complements the study of the New Testament. It has helped me attempt to make concepts in the Gospels concrete which, at first, seemed to be abstact.

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