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By Michael J. Kruger

ISBN-10: 0830852034

ISBN-13: 9780830852031

Christianity within the twenty-first century is an international phenomenon. yet within the moment century, its destiny was once under no circumstances certain.  firstly Christianity possessed little social or cultural impression and located itself scuffling with for its lifestyles. whereas apostolic culture was once rising as a "rule of faith," factions contested the character of the gospel, and pagan philosophers came upon its claims scandalous. And whereas its pathway used to be tenuous, Christianity was once forming constructions of management and worship, and a center of apostolic texts was once rising as authoritative. however it was once the demanding situations, stumbling blocks, and transitions confronted via Christians within the moment century that, in lots of methods, might be sure the way forward for the church for the following millennia. It used to be a time whilst Christianity stood at a crossroads. Michael Kruger's introductory survey examines how Christianity took root within the moment century, the way it battled to stick real to the imaginative and prescient of the apostles, and the way it built in ways in which may form either the church and Western tradition over the subsequent thousand years. Christianity on the Crossroads presents an available and informative examine the complicated and foundational matters confronted by means of an baby church nonetheless attempting to be certain its id. The church's reaction to the problems of heresy and orthodoxy, the advance of the canon, and the transmission of the Christian Scriptures not just decided its survival, yet made up our minds the type of church it'd be for generations to come.

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