Christianity

CYNTHIA WH 1Tb

The Emergence of

Christianity

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The Emergence of

Christianity

Cynthia White

Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Ancient World Bella Vivante, Series Editor

GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut • London

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White, Cynthia.

The emergence of Christianity / Cynthia White.

p. cm. - (Greenwood guides to historic events of the ancient world) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-313-32799-5 (alk. paper)

1. Church history—Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600. I. Title. BR162.3.W487 2007 270.1—dc22 2007028652

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Copyright © 2007 by Cynthia White

All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, by any process or technique, without the express written consent of the publisher.

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2007028652 ISBN: 978-0-313-32799-5

First published in 2007

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