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Book Title: The Dawn of Christianity: How God Used Simple Fishermen, Soldiers, and Prostitutes to Transform the World|
The author of the book: Robert J. Hutchinson
Date of issue: March 14th 2017
ISBN 13: 9780718079420
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 957 KB
Edition: Thomas Nelson
Read full description of the books The Dawn of Christianity: How God Used Simple Fishermen, Soldiers, and Prostitutes to Transform the World:Drawing upon the most recent discoveries and scholarship in archaeology and the first-century Near East, The Dawn of Christianity reveals how a beleaguered group of followers of a crucified rabbi became the founders of a world-changing faith.
How did Christianity truly come to be? Where did this worldwide faith come from? The Dawn of Christianity tells the story of how the first followers of Jesus survived the terror and despair of witnessing the one they knew to be the messiah—God’s agent for the salvation of the world—suddenly arrested, tried, and executed. Soon after Jesus’ death, his relatives and closest followers began hearing reports that Jesus was alive again—reports that even his most loyal disciples at first refused to believe.
Using the most recent studies by top Christian and secular scholars, Robert Hutchinson, known for his popular books on Christianity and Biblical Studies, reconstructs all of the known accounts of these early resurrection appearances and follows the witnesses to the resurrection as they experience brutal persecution at the hands of zealots such as Saul of Tarsus and then become committed evangelists to the major population centers in Antioch, Damascus, Rome, and Athens—and ultimately across the world. A riveting thriller of the most improbable history-changing movement imaginable, The Dawn of Christianity brings to life the compelling story of the birth of Christianity.
Read information about the authorRobert J. Hutchinson is the author of The Dawn of Christianity: How God Used Simple Fisherman, Soldiers and Prostitutes to Transform the World (Thomas Nelson, 2017), a journalistic retelling of the last week of Jesus’ life and the twenty years that followed that draws upon recent discoveries in archaeology and biblical studies. A highly readable synthesis of scripture, scholarship, and journalistic flair, The Dawn of Christianity is a rich and timely retelling of the greatest story ever told and its compelling aftermath.
Hutchinson is also the author of Searching for Jesus: New Discoveries in the Quest for Jesus of Nazareth (Thomas Nelson, 2015), a pioneering work that challenges older scholarly ideas about who Jesus was and what he was trying to achieve; The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible (Regnery, 2008) which argues that the ideas embedded in the ancient Biblical texts gave rise to such developments as modern science, the recognition of universal human rights and constitutional government; When in Rome: A Journal of Life In Vatican City (Doubleday, 1998) which recounts the adventures of his family when they lived in Rome and Hutchinson researched the inner workings of the Vatican; and The Book of Vices: A Collection of Classic Immoral Tales (Putnam, 1996) which is a light-hearted attempt to poke fun at William Bennett's The Book of Virtues and is full of excerpts from ribald classics.
Hutchinson has been a professional writer and author his entire adult life, working both for Christian publications, such as Christianity Today and U.S. Catholic, and for secular magazines and newspapers. He was once the managing editor of Hawaii Magazine and the Hawaii Bureau Chief for The Hollywood Reporter. Hutchinson attended Catholic schools, studied philosophy and French as an undergraduate, moved to Israel to learn Hebrew, and earned a graduate degree in New Testament studies in 2004.
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