Renate Wind: Being a Christian in the Roman Empire. Gütersloher Verlagshaus (Hardcover, (Contemporary) History)

Being a Christian in the Roman Empire

Jesus discipleship as a vision of a different world

Original Title: Christsein im Imperium

Hardcover with jacket, 208 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-579-08538-8
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Gütersloher Verlagshaus

Date of publication: November 28, 2016
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Renate  Wind - Being a Christian in the Roman Empire


Why the Christian faith can change the world

For many contemporaries, the first Christians were a provocation. Unlike the members of many other cults and religions tolerated in the Roman Empire, they did something outrageous: they challenged the rulers' divine status and the absolute power of the emperor.

Renate Wind tells of the subversive strength developed by early Christianity in the Roman Empire. Her stories and observations explain both the fear of the rulers and the fascination the gospel of the man on the cross who refused to die exerted on those who were not on the side of the victors. Something else also becomes apparent: what the Roman Empire saw as dangerous is no less threatening for the empires of today.


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