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The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R430 Discovery Miles 4 300
The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries Volume 1 (Paperback): Adolf Von Harnack
The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries Volume 1 (Paperback): Adolf Von Harnack

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The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries Volume 1 (Paperback)

Adolf Von Harnack

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and consequently took up a purely negative attitude towards it. This political view is put uncompromisingly in the apocalypse of John, where it was justified by the Neronic persecution, the imperial claim for worship, and the Domitianic reign of terror. The largest share of attention, comparatively speaking, has been devoted by scholars to this political standpoint, in so far as it lasted throughout the second and the third centuries, and quite recently (1901) Neumann has discussed it thoroughly in his study of Hippolytus. The remarkable thing is that although Christians were by no means numerous till after the middle of the second century, they recognized that Christianity formed the central point of humanity as the field of political history as well as its determining factor. Such a self-consciousness is perfectly intelligible in the case of Judaism, for the Jews were really a large nation and had a great history behind them. But it is truly amazing that a tiny set of people should confront the entire strength of the Roman empire,1 that it should see in the persecution of the Christians the chief role of that empire, and that it should make the world's history culminate in such a conflict. The only explanation of this lies in the fact that the church simply took the place of Israel, and consequently felt herself to be a people; this implied that she was also a political factor, and indeed the factor which ranked as decisive alongside of the state and by which in the end the state was to be overcome. Here we have already the great problem of "church and state" making its appearance, and the uncompromising form given to it at this period became normal for succeeding ages. The relationship between these two powers assumed other...

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Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Adolf Von Harnack
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 214
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-46052-9
Barcode: 9781230460529
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LSN: 1-230-46052-7

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