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Cultural Christians in the Early Church: Audio Lectures: A Historical and Practical Introduction to Christians in the Greco-Roman World

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Title: Cultural Christians in the Early Church: Audio Lectures: A Historical and Practical Introduction to Christians in the Greco-Roman World
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
Author: Nadya Williams
Narrated by Nadya Williams
Length: 4 hrs. 45 min.
Unabridged

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These audio lectures are a unique learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook's direct narration of a book's text, Cultural Christians in the Early Church Audio Lectures includes high quality live-recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as well as relevant material from other sources.

In the middle of the third century CE, one North African bishop wrote a treatise for the women of his church, exhorting them to resist such culturally normalized yet immodest behaviors in their cosmopolitan Roman city as mixed public bathing in the nude, and wearing excessive amounts of jewelry and makeup. Stories like this one challenge the general assumption that the earliest Christians were zealous converts who were much more counterculturally devoted to their faith than typical church-goers today. Too often Christians today think of cultural Christianity as a modern concept, and one most likely to occur in areas where Christianity is the majority culture, such as the American "Bible Belt."

Cultural Christians in the Early Church: Audio Lectures, which aims to be both historical and practical, argues that cultural Christians were the rule, rather than the exception, in the early church. Using different categories of sins as its organizing principle, lessons consider the challenge of culture to the earliest converts to Christianity as they struggled to live on mission in the Greco-Roman cultural milieu of the Roman Empire. Their stories provide a fresh perspective for considering the difficult timeless questions that stubbornly persist in our own world and churches: Are women inherently more sinful than men? Why is Christian nationalism a problem and, at times, a sin? Ultimately, recognizing that cultural sins were always a part of the story of the church and its people is a message that is both a source of comfort and a call to action in our pursuit of sanctification today.


ISBN: 9780310151654

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