Birth of Christianity, by Crossan, John Dominic
- ISBN: 9780567086686 | 0567086682
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/1/1999
John Dominic Crossan explores the lost years of earliest Christianity, the years immediately following Jesus' execution.
He establishes the contextual setting through a combination of literary, anthropological, historical and archaeological approaches. He challenges the assumptions about the role of Paul and the meaning of resurrection, and forges a new understanding of the birth of the Christian church.
Here is a vivid account of early Christianity's interaction with the world around it, and of the new traditions and communities established as Jesus' companions continued their movement after his death.