Barnett's _Birth of Christianity_
>Barnett, Paul Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years PaperbackI had not heard about Barnett before. Are any published reviews on this
>Contrary to several popular works of Christian scholarship, historian Paul
>Barnett maintains that the first two decades of Christian history are
>hardly "lost years." As he shows in this penetrating book, the period
>between Jesus and the earliest Christian texts is open to historical
>investigation, and he richly details the time and setting in which the
>church was born.
>Writing in a very accessible style, Barnett provides an informative,
>reliable chronology of the years immediately following Jesus' crucifixion.
>Just as important, he presents the historical sources, biblical clues, and
>other telling evidence that we have for accurately documenting this
>crucial period of time. Looking more widely, Barnett also surveys world
>events during Christianity's first twenty years and notes their impact on
>life in the early church.
>The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years is Volume 1 of a trilogy
>titled After Jesus. Volume 2 will be Paul and His Mission Churches, and
>Volume 3 will be Finding the Historical Christ.
book available? What approach is he likely to take on the "Historical
Christ"?-- the title, btw, seems to provide a clue.
Robert M. Schacht, Ph.D.
Northern Arizona University
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