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Christianizing the Roman Empire: A.D. 100-400

Christianizing the Roman Empire: A.D. 100-400
Author: Ramsay MacMullen
ISBN 13: 9780300036428
ISBN 10: 300036426
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 1984
Format: Paperback
Pages: 183
List Price: $28.00

How did the early Christian church manage to win its dominant place in the Roman world? In his newest book, an eminent historian of ancient Rome examines this question from a secular-rather than an ecclesiastical-viewpoint. MacMullen's provocative conclusion is that mass conversions to Christianity were based more on the appeal of miracle or the opportunity for worldly advantages then simply on a 'rising tide of Christian piety.'