World history chapter 5 rome and the rise of christianity
The Rise of Christianity by Rodney StarkThis fresh, blunt, and highly persuasive account of how the West was won—for Jesus (Newsweek) is now available in paperback. Starks provocative report challenges conventional wisdom and finds that Christianitys 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 Christianitys remarkable growth within the Roman Empire is the subject of much fanfare. Anyone who has puzzled over Christianitys rise to dominance...must read it. says Yale Universitys 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 religions appeal, Stark finds that early Christianity attracted the privileged rather than the poor, that most early converts were women or marginalized Jews—and ultimately that Christianity was a success because it proved those who joined it with a more appealing, more assuring, happier, and perhaps longer life (Andrew M. Greeley, University of Chicago).
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Chapter 5-Rome and the Rise of Christianity
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