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Roman Christianity and Roman StoicismA Comparative Study of Ancient Morality$
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Runar M. Thorsteinsson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199578641

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.001.0001

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Introduction to Roman Christianity

Introduction to Roman Christianity

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(p.73) 5 Introduction to Roman Christianity
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Roman Christianity and Roman Stoicism
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Runar M. Thorsteinsson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578641.003.0006

Corresponding to chapter one, this chapter provides a general introduction to Roman Christianity. It begins with the difficult question of the origin of the Christ-movement in Rome. It is suggested that the movement originated within the local synagogue(s), and that it was long regarded as a part of Judaism. The social setting and status of the earliest Christians in Rome is then discussed. It is concluded that while most Christians in the city were of lower ranks, a small but significant minority was found at a higher social level. The chapter closes with a definition of the phrase ‘Roman Christianity’, and an assessment of the best sources available for moral teaching in Roman Christianity. These sources include Paul's Letter to the Romans, 1 Peter, and 1 Clement.

Keywords:   Rome, Judaism, synagogue, social setting, Roman Christianity, Paul, Romans, 1 Peter, 1 Clement

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