Birth of a Worldview: Early Christianity in its Jewish and Pagan Context

by Robert Doran

Birth of a Worldview is a ground breaking intellectual history of the making of the worldview that came to define western Christian culture for two millennia. Using a broad range of primary sources, Robert Doran narrates the story of how early thinkers wrestled with philosophical and cultural questions in order to form a view that would make sense of their place in the world. This engaging book will be of interest to scholars, students, and general readers interested in religious studies, ancient history, and intellectual thought.

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Robert Doran receied his Harvard Divinity School (Dept. of New Testament and Christian Origins) in 1977. He is the Samuel Williston Professor of Greek and Hebrew at Amherst College and the author of 4 books on theology.