Series Foreword by Bella Vivante vii

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Chronology of Events xix

List of Roman Emperors xxi

List of Rulers of Judea xxv

Chapter 1. Historical Overview 1

Chapter 2. Jews and Christians: The Dynasty of Herod the Great 21

Chapter 3. Romans and Christians: Constantine's Christian

Monotheism 43

Chapter 4. Christians and Christians: Pope Damasus and the

Christianization of Rome 59

Chapter 5. Pagans and Christians: The Altar of Victory 79

Chapter 6. Conclusion: The Christian Church through the Centuries—Conflict and

Accommodation 99


Primary Documents of Early Christianity 135

Glossary of Selected Terms 183

Annotated Bibliography 189

Index 203


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