Becoming Heretical: Affection and Ideology in Recruitment to Early Christianities

  title={Becoming Heretical: Affection and Ideology in Recruitment to Early Christianities},
  author={Kendra Eshleman},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  pages={191 - 216}
A growing consensus recognizes that the differences among Christians in the late second and early third centuries were neither as obvious nor as great as representatives of later orthodoxy would have us believe, and that what divided Christians in this period were not so much different beliefs and ideas as different hermeneutical and ritual practices. This article approaches the same conclusion from a different angle: from the perspective of potential recruits to Christianity, drawing on social… 
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