Book Review: "Radical Christianity: A Reading of Recovery" By Christopher Rowland

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Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Classics | History of Religion | History of Religions of Western Origin | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


Christopher Rowland, Lecturer in Divinity, Dean and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge, has written a fascinating and provocative book. Although drawing upon years of research on Christian origins, especially on apocalypticism in Judaism and early Christianity, this book goes far beyond antiquarian exegetical interests and questions. It is a most interesting attempt to determine the origins, then chart and account for major developments in the course of one type of Christian ethic and orientation-a type of "radical Christianity" rooted in apocalypticism.

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