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By Judith M. Lieu

'I am a Christian' is the confession of the martyrs of early Christian texts and, without doubt, of many others; yet what did this confession suggest, and the way was once early Christian id built? This ebook is a hugely unique exploration of ways a feeling of being 'a Christian', or of 'Christian identity', used to be formed in the surroundings of the Jewish and Graeco-Roman international. modern discussions of id give you the historical past to a cautious examine of early Christian texts from the 1st centuries. Judith Lieu exhibits that there have been similarities and changes within the methods Jews and others have been wondering themselves, and asks what made early Christianity distinctive.

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