Originally published in 1926, Christianity in the Making is a consideration of the processes of birth, growth and change observable in the first centuries of Christianity.
The book draws attention to the key problems and debates that arise in studying the development of Christianity and encourages analysis of early Christian documents. Beginning with an overview of the life and death of Jesus, it reconstructs the main stages of the movement which resulted in Christianity and explores how it transitioned from a purely Jewish community with a narrow theology and apocalyptic outlook into a world-wide organisation.
Christianity in the Making is ideal for readers with an interest in the history of Christianity, the history of religion, religious philosophy, and the development of Christian theology.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; Prologue; Part I: The Grounds for the Belief in the Resurrection; Part II: The Rise of the Movement in Jerusalem; Part III: Paul and the Transition; Part IV: The Church in the Empire; Appendices
S. H. Hooke