We Look for a Kingdom: The Everyday Lives of the Early Christians

Forsideomslag
Ignatius Press, 1. jan. 2007 - 457 sider

Carl Sommer presents a popular study of the faith and life of the early Christians in the first two centuries after Christ. Using documentary evidence and archaeological records, Sommers reconstructs the lives of the early Christians in order to "introduce the treasures of early Christianity to a large number of modern readers."

By studying how the early Christians believed and lived, we can learn many valuable lessons on what to avoid and what to strive for today. The Roman world had many facets that are strikingly similar to elements of modern life. Sommer's aim is to help the reader learn how to transform modern culture with the power of the Gospel as was first done in the centuries of the early Church.

 

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We Look for a Kingdom: The Everyday Lives of the Early Christians is a splendid work. Written with a strong pastoral purpose, Carl Sommer’s book reconstructs the lives of Christians from A.D. 100 to ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

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The World They Knew
3
Religion in the Roman World
17
Social Life in the Roman World
39
Life in the Roman Army
57
The Basics of Life Food Clothing Housing Travel and Education
66
Entertainment
83
Evaluating the Roman Empire
99
CHRISTIANS AS SALT AND LIGHT IN THE ROMAN WORLD
105
The Rich the Poor and Charity in Early Christianity
261
The Early Christians and Military Service
275
The Early Christians and Family Life
296
CONCLUSION
319
The Roman Religious Calendar
325
Important Figures in Early Christianity
327
A Guide to the Church Order Manuals of the Early Church
333
NOTES
335

Baptism by Water Spirit Blood and Fire Becoming a Christian in the Early Church
107
How the Early Christians Prayed
129
The Organization of the Early Church
157
Persecutions and Martyrs in the Early Church
222
The Early Christians and Slavery
250
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ANCIENT AUTHORS
389
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ANCIENT CHRISTIAN AUTHORS
391
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MODERN AUTHORS
397
INDEX
405
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Carl Sommer was born in 1933 . He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, and at age 40, he became a New York City public high school teacher. Sommer attended Oswego State University, City College of New York, and New York University, before becoming an assistant dean of boys in a high school with 3,600 pupils where he counseled students and parents. His has worked as a substitute teacher at every grade level in twenty-seven different schools in all of the boroughs of New York City. Identifying the problems and needs of Americas students, he proceeded to craft solutions. His exhaustive ten-year study, including a one-year leave of absence from teaching, led to his first book published in 1986, Schools in Crisis: Training for Success or Failure? Sommer then turned to publishing, and while he still felt there was a need for resolutions to the problems within education, he felt that he could help that by helping the children. So he began to write children's books. Sommer created the award-winning Another Sommer-Time Story series of childrens books which impart values and principles of success to younger children; Reading Success, an adult phonics literature-based reading program; Reading Adventure, a children phonics literature-based reading program; and Number Success, a complete practical mathematics series from addition to trigonometry which will consist of 47 teaching videos. The Another Sommer-Time Story Series has been selected as finalist in the Teachers' Choice Awards given by Learning Magazine. The Ugly Caterpillar received the Benjamin Franklin Award for being the best children's picture book, and Mayor For A Day received Today's Librarian award for best children's picture book. His concern for character in American and schools led him to write his most recent book, Character Under Attack. Sommer himself has been nominated for the prestigious International Writer of the Year for 2003 Award by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England. He has written over 60 books. Sommer has appeared on radio and television shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show. He also served on the Texas State Board of Education Review Committee and taught a Junior Achievement economics course at Prague University, in the Czech Republic. Sommer is the founder and president of Advance Publishing, Inc., MediaONE Productions, and Reliable EDM, Inc.

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