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Christianity in early Britain by Hugh Williams

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Church history,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby the late Hugh Williams
LC ClassificationsBR748 .W7
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 484 p.
Number of Pages484
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24773138M
LC Control Number13000280

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W e don't know exactly when the first Christian missionaries arrived in Britain. But England's first church historian, the Venerable Bede reports in his History of the English Church and People.   This stimulating history of early Christianity revisits the extraordinary birth of a world religion and gives a new slant on a familiar story. The relevance of Christianity is as hotly contested today as it has ever been.   But this book is not intended as a comprehensive history of early Christianity and its complex, embattled relationship to the Roman empire, and it would be unfair to judge it against that : Tim Whitmarsh.   Charles Thomas in his book of Christianity in Britain until AQD is pretty confident the church survived into the 5th and 6th centuries. He makes the point that the church was no more expunged by the pagan A/S than it was by the pagan Danes a few centuries : Andrew Selkirk.

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