Religious pluralism, cultural continuity and the expansion of early Christianity: Stark revisited

@article{Wortham2016ReligiousPC,
  title={Religious pluralism, cultural continuity and the expansion of early Christianity: Stark revisited},
  author={R. Wortham},
  journal={The Social Science Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={53},
  pages={573 - 580}
}
  • R. Wortham
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • The Social Science Journal
Abstract Stark’s (1996) quantitative analysis of early Christianity’s urban expansion argued that churches were established earlier in cities that were less influenced by Rome and had a synagogue. Since Stark maintains that religious pluralism stimulates religious involvement, Christianity should emerge first in cities characterized by a more diverse religious economy. An index of religious pluralism and two measures of cultural continuity (Jewish influence and contact with Paul) are included… Expand

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