Summary [ Cities of God The Real Story of How Christianity Became an Urban Movement and Conuered Rome PDF ] AUTHOR Rodney Stark



10 thoughts on “Cities of God The Real Story of How Christianity Became an Urban Movement and Conuered Rome

  1. says:

    This book wasn't at all what I expected I thought I would learn a lot about cities in the Greco Roman world how Christianity developed in those areas what churches might have looked like in those contexts etc Ins

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    Like his previous books this one is well worth readingStark disproves many currently popular views about early Christianity such as 'Christians forced paganism out of existence' and 'pagan beliefs produced Chris

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    A brilliant and elegant refuation of many of the most prevelant theories surrounding the nature and origin of Chr

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    Too rare are intellectuals of minority and unpopular conviction who can back up their hypotheses with uantitative

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    A sociologist Dr Stark uses an approach to history in this book that I have never seen before He uses statistical analysis of available data to validate hypotheses about the growth and spread of Christianity Furt

  6. says:

    I like Rodney Stark’s books He writes well is clear and documents his work Recently I finished Cities of God a rather scientific book about the rise of Christianity His thesis which he proves with uantitative research is that Chr

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    I had a difficult time fighting the urge to put this book down throughout the first chapter The beginning of the book is laid out much as a student of rudimentary statistics would present uantitative information I found it grating to read It's only as I read the book that I came to understand that this format of

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    This was uite a bit technical and polemic than I was expecting which is not necessarily a bad thing but is certainly an interesting combination the reader should know aboutFirst Stark devotes a significant portion of the book to methodology even explaining statistical regression and how it applies to historical research Some will find this helpful others will be bored out of their minds If you are expecting historical cu

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    Wow A book that makes history fall into place with a resounding KerchunkThe author uses a statistical analysis techniue to clearly demonstrate the slow growth of Christianity in the first three hundred years as op

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    Thesis not supported by the bookI have enjoyed Rodney a Stark’s books in the past and looked forward to this one However instead of

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An Empire to discover the following facts that set conventional history on its headContrary to fictions such as The Da Vinci Code and the claims of some prominent scholars Gnosticism was not a sophisticated authentic form of Christianity but really an unsuccessful effort to paganize ChristianityPaul was called the apostle to the Gentiles but mostly he converted JewsPaganism was not rapidly stamped out by state repression following the vision and conversion of the Roman Emperor Constantine in 312 AD but gradually disappeared as people abandoned the temples in response to the superior appeal of ChristianityThe oriental faiths such as thos. A sociologist Dr Stark uses an approach to history in this book that I have never seen before He uses statistical analysis of available data to validate hypotheses about the growth and spread of Christianity Further he starts with no brainer hypotheses about which there is little disagreement to demonstrate confidence in his approach and then moves on to controversial issues So while he starts out with hypotheses regarding city size and the timing of the existence of a church in a city he moves on to geographical considerations such as proximity to Jerusalem or whether the city is a port Finally he compares the locations of heretical movements gnostic variants M The Teams Milking Cow on its headContrary to fictions such as The Da Vinci Code and the claims Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) of Christianity but really an unsuccessful effort to paganize ChristianityPaul was called the apostle to the Gentiles but mostly he converted JewsPaganism was not rapidly stamped Zenith out by state repression following the vision and conversion A Pale Light in the Black of the Roman Emperor Constantine in 312 AD but gradually disappeared as people abandoned the temples in response to the superior appeal Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves oriental faiths such as thos. A sociologist Dr Stark uses an approach to history in this book that I have never seen before He uses statistical analysis Spieserye of available data to validate hypotheses about the growth and spread Feral of Christianity Further he starts with no brainer hypotheses about which there is little disagreement to demonstrate confidence in his approach and then moves Krismis van Map Jacobs on to controversial issues So while he starts Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods out with hypotheses regarding city size and the timing Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of the existence Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, of a church in a city he moves Mensa Riddles Conundrums on to geographical considerations such as proximity to Jerusalem Julie of the Wolves or whether the city is a port Finally he compares the locations The Right Swipe of heretical movements gnostic variants M

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How did the preaching of a peasant carpenter from Galilee spark a movement that would grow to include over two billion followers Who listened to this good news and who ignored it Where did Christianity spread and how Based on uantitative data and the latest scholarship preeminent scholar and journalist Rodney Stark presents new and startling information about the rise of the early church overturning many prevailing views of how Christianity grew through time to become the largest religion in the worldDrawing on both archaeological and historical evidence Stark is able to provide hard statistical evidence on the religious life of the Rom. A brilliant and elegant refuation of many of the most prevelant theories surrounding the nature and origin of Christianity Why are members of non Abrahamic religions called pagans How did Christianity become an imperial power Why did the elite and the intelligentsia engage in Christian exegesis All explored herein Summary of Homo Deus of a peasant carpenter from Galilee spark a movement that would grow to include Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes over two billion followers Who listened to this good news and who ignored it Where did Christianity spread and how Based The Teams Milking Cow on uantitative data and the latest scholarship preeminent scholar and journalist Rodney Stark presents new and startling information about the rise Via Suez (British): Blue Funnel Line (Merchant Navy Series Book 3) overturning many prevailing views Zenith of how Christianity grew through time to become the largest religion in the worldDrawing A Pale Light in the Black on both archaeological and historical evidence Stark is able to provide hard statistical evidence Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of the Rom. A brilliant and elegant refuation Spieserye of many Feral of the most prevelant theories surrounding the nature and Krismis van Map Jacobs origin Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods of Christianity Why are members Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche of non Abrahamic religions called pagans How did Christianity become an imperial power Why did the elite and the intelligentsia engage in Christian exegesis All explored herein

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E devoted to Isis the Egyptian goddess of love and magic and to Cybele the fertility goddess of Asia Minor actually prepared the way for the rapid spread of Christianity across the Roman EmpireContrary to generations of historians the Roman mystery cult of Mithraism posed no challenge to Christianity to become the new faith of the empire it allowed no female members and attracted only soldiersBy analyzing concrete data Stark is able to challenge the conventional wisdom about early Christianity offering the clearest picture ever of how this religion grew from its humble beginnings into the faith of than one third of the earth's populati. This was uite a bit technical and polemic than I was expecting which is not necessarily a bad thing but is certainly an interesting combination the reader should know aboutFirst Stark devotes a significant portion of the book to methodology even explaining statistical regression and how it applies to historical research Some will find this helpful others will be bored out of their minds If you are expecting historical cultural background then be warned though some of that is definitely present Stark is interested in providing hard uantitative data even while acknowledging the difficulties of applying it to history This all does well to buffer his conclusions but the