Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-259) and index.
Chapter INTRODUCTION -- chapter 1 Second-century Christian literature in its historical-cultural context -- chapter 2 THE SUPERIORITY OF CHRISTIAN MONOTHEISM -- chapter 3 THE SUPERIORITY OF CHRISTIAN SEXUAL MORALITY -- chapter 4 CHRISTIAN LOYALTY TO THE EMPIRE.
This work concerns the early Christians' self-definitions and self-representations in the context of pagan-Christian conflict, reflected in the literatures from the mid-second to the early third centuries (ca. 150 - 225 CE).
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