The Jesus Movement And Its Expansion

Author: Sean Freyne
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802867863
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In this book Sen Freyne explores the rise and expansion of early Christianity within the context of the Greco-Roman world -- the living, dynamic matrix of Jesus and his followers.

God S Forever Family

Author: Larry Eskridge
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195326458
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However, it would be the Jesus People themselves who would prove the most
revolutionary musical force within much of the evangelical subculture, drawing
upon rock, pop, and folk music to create their own body of Jesus music, which
they used as an evangelistic tool, to enhance their worship, and as a form of
sanctified musical entertainment. This baptized version of popular music
provided a common ground within the movement, serving as a vehicle for its
expansion to churched ...

Jesus From Judaism To Christianity

Author: Tom Holmén
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 056761591X
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In this chapter I would like to explain the underlying argument of my recent book,
Jesus, a Jewish Galilean,” while also expanding its applicability to a discussion
of the links between Jesus and the Early Christian movement as represented by
the Jerusalem church. I shall develop the following four theses: 1. The primary
context for Jesus and his movement is that which has come to be described as '
Jewish Restoration Eschatology', a concept that was by no means univocal for all
who ...

A New History Of Christianity

Author: Hans J. Hillerbrand
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426719140
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EARLY. EXPANSION. The story of Jesus took place in Palestine, one of the
border provinces of the Roman Empire, which ruled the lands from the southern
part of the British Isles to the Euphrates River and from the northern coast of
Africa to the Rhine and Danube. It has been pointed out that this empire was
most congenial for the budding Christian movement. The world of this empire
was enjoying an unprecedented time of peace, the famous pax Romana, the
Roman ...

The Ancient Church As Family

Author: Joseph H. Hellerman
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800632489
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Fergus Millar recently prefaced his important monograph on the Roman Near
East with the categorical assertion, "The spread of Christianity must indeed be
taken as the single most important development which occurred in the period
from the reign of Augustus to the death of Constantine. '' The marked expansion
of the Jesus movement during the pre-Constantinian period ranks among the
more perplexing problems confronting specialists in ancient history.2 How could
a small ...


Author: William A. Beckham
Publisher: CCS Publishing
ISBN: 9781935789734
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Bill Beckham gives a historical and strategic perspective of God's expansion people movement that is built upon the unique and interrelated groups of 3, 12, and 70.

A Soul S Romancing

Author: G. Alton Adams
Publisher: WestBowPress
ISBN: 1490823964
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... while delivering a groaning creation into the hands ofJesus. You are the ever-
present word we hear, the incessant prayer we utter, and the eternal yearning of
our hearts sealed in assurance of life beyond the grave. To the Holy Spirit's
delight, the Jesus movement marches ever onward, expanding its territory in a
lost world of failing systems, presently held by tentacles of deception, hidden in
blinding darkness. Ultimately vanquished by your finished work of Golgotha's
cross, the |23| ...

Jesus In Context

Author: Richard A. Horsley
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451416695
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... restore cooperative community life under the traditional divine principles of
justice. The other movements ended abruptly when the Roman governors sent
out the military and slaughtered them. The movements that formed around
Yeshua bar Yosef, however, survived the Roman crucifixion of their leader as a
rebel “king.” In fact, his martyrdom became a powerful impetus to the expansion
and diversification of his movements. To understand the earliest Jesus
movements in genuinely ...

Jesus And The People Of God

Author: Joseph H. Hellerman
Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
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In this major work, Hellerman, drawing upon his background as a social historian, proposes that a clue to the success of the Christian movement lay in Jesus' own conception of the people of God, and in how he reconfigured its identity from ...