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Why Christianity Happened: A Sociohistorical Account of Christian Origins (26-50 CE)

@inproceedings{Crossley2006WhyCH,
  title={Why Christianity Happened: A Sociohistorical Account of Christian Origins (26-50 CE)},
  author={J. Crossley},
  year={2006}
}
  • J. Crossley
  • Published 2006
  • Philosophy
  • Looking beyond theological narratives and offering a sociological, economic, and historical examination of the spread of earliest Christianity, James Crossley presents a thoroughly secular and causal explanation for why the once law-observant movement within Judaism became the beginnings of a new religion. First analyzing the historiography of the New Testament and stressing the problematic omission of a social scientific account, Crossley applies a socioeconomic lens to the rise of the Jesus… CONTINUE READING
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