For several days, I have posted about the expansion of Christianity in the first centuries. Below is a list of those posts with a one sentence summary. I have also included a few resources for further study.
The growth of Christianity in the first centuries is quite staggering when looking at the numbers.
One attraction to Christianity was it’s treatment of women as equals.
One of the major considerations as to why Christianity grew in the early centuries was that it provided help and compassion for those in need.
What were some of the difficulties that the early church faced in spreading the gospel?
Was it just a coincidence that Christianity emerged when it did? Or was it divine providence that prepared the world for the birth of Christianity?
The early church did not have a man-made plan. They walked in the “fear of the Lord” and in the “comfort of the Holy Spirit.”
The Rise of Christianity by Rodney Stark
The Triumph of Christianity by Rodney Stark
The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era by James S. Jeffers
The First Thousand Years by Robert Louis Wilken
The Christians as The Romans Saw Them by Robert Louis Wilken