This book explores how early Christian intellectuals expressed their understanding of the cosmos. It reviews the role of women, documentation of the vitality and influence of Jewish intellectual thought, and the continuing impact of Greek intellectual thought during Christianity's formative years.
Introduction 1. Christians and the Roman World: A Sense of Belonging 2. Cosmos: The Quest for Order 3. Jews in the Roman Empire 4. The First Steps: Articulating Alienation 5. The Source of Power 6. The Human Condition 7. "Neither Male nor Female" 8. Conclusion