Mission and conversion

proselytizing in the religious history of the Roman Empire
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Clarendon Press , Oxford
Proselytizing -- Judaism -- History., Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425., Missions -- History -- Early church, ca. 30
StatementMartin Goodman.
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LC ClassificationsBM"729"P7"G66"1995
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Paginationxiv, 194 p.
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Open LibraryOL20698355M
ISBN 100198263872

This book tackles a central problem of religious history: proselytizing by Jews and pagans in the ancient world, and the origins of mission in the early Church. Martin Goodman argues that mission is not an inherent religious instinct, that in antiquity it was found only sporadically among Jews and pagans, and even Christians rarely stressed its importance in the early by: Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire.

This book tackles a central problem of comparative religious history: proselytizing by Jews and pagans in the ancient world, and the origins of missions in the early Church/5(13). "Missions and Conversions is an extraordinary book: an original and convincing analysis of the making of one group of refugees through tropes of conversionCited by: This is a controversial and important new examination of the origins of Christian mission, set Mission and conversion book the background of ancient Judaism and the pagan culture of the Roman Empire.

The author invites a total reconsideration of the grounds for religious conversion. Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire (Clarendon Paperbacks).

Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire. By Martin Welsh Goodman. Read preview. This is a controversial and important new examination of the origins of Christian mission, set against the background of ancient Judaism and the pagan culture of the Roman Empire.

Mission and Conversion (Paperback) By: Martin Goodman (Author), Susan Goodman (Author), Goodman (Author) | Publisher: OUP Oxford | Released: 22 Feb | Publisher Imprint: Oup Oxford. This chapter explores the mission’s vital antecedents by employing a transatlantic comparison of the ways in which religion served as a marker of sovereign power, connected violence to theologies of imperialism, and offered sanctuary amid the disruptions of unprecedented transatlantic contacts.

In their book Salvation to the Ends of the Earth: A Biblical Theology of Mission, Andreas Kostenberger and Peter O’Brien describe what it would look like “if the apostolic model is to be followed by missionaries in the contemporary scene.” The work of these missionaries would begin with the winning of converts, but it would not stop : Kevin Deyoung.

This book tackles a central problem of Jewish and comparative religious history: proselytization and the origins of mission in the Early Church. Why did some individuals in the /5(13). This book tackles a central problem of Jewish and comparative religious history: proselytization and the origins of mission in the Early Church.

Why did some individuals in the first four centuries of the Christian era believe it desirable to persuade as many outsiders to join their religious group, while others did not.

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An essential part of conversion is receiving a witness from the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is true. As a missionary, you must first have a personal testimony that the Book of Mormon is true.

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We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Consistent with this concept, the message of Jesus Christ is the central theme in the book of Enos, which is the story of how one man applied the redemptive mission of Jesus Christ to his life.

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The book seeks to elucidate the meaning of “mission” and four other words commonly associated with it: evangelism, dialogue, salvation, and conversion.

As Stott aptly points out, the words “mission” or “missionary” typically evoke a certain image. Despite these concerns, Christian Mission is a valuable addition to the growing literature on world Christianity.

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The discussion of the contributions of women in mission history is particularly welcomed. Our overall understanding of Christianity as a world religion is significantly increased by Robert's work.

In the Book of Mormon, Ammon (/ˈæmən/) is a prominent Nephite missionary and a son of King Mosiah. He originally opposes the church but, along with his brothers and Alma the Younger, is miraculously converted. Following his conversion he serves a mission to the Lamanites and converts Lamoni and his people.

Get this from a library. Mission and conversion: proselytizing in the religious history of the Roman Empire. [Martin Goodman] -- "This book tackles a central problem of Jewish and comparative religious history: proselytization and the origins of mission in the Early Church.

Why did some individuals in the first four centuries. On the aims and approaches of the other historians’ conversion narratives, especially as revealed in their prologues, see Sterk, “‘Representing’ Mission From Below,” (forthcoming). The past generation has seen an outpouring of scholarly literature and diverse hermeneutic approaches devoted to the analysis of both misogyny and Cited by: 3.

The Book of Acts is not only a book of history, but also a book of conversions. If one genuinely wants to know what to do to be saved, he can read the book of Acts and find the Biblical answer.

Although this study will focus on the conversion of Saul of Tarsus (Paul), let us first consider eight examples of conversions found in the Book of Acts. Army selects MICC civilian for professional development opportunity Decem The contracting pendulum Decem MICC welcomes new command sergeant major Decem He laid aside his book, went into the garden, and, half-unconscious of his trespass, passed through the Mission orchard and thence into the little churchyard beside the church.

Looking at the strange inscriptions in an unfamiliar tongue, he was singularly touched with the few cheap memorials lying upon the graves--like childish toys--and for 10/ Paul's Mission and Letters has a conversion experience and afterwards comes back to Jerusalem.

It's significant therefore that the Book of Acts tells us that the term "Christian" is a. Latter-day Saint Conversion Story that Started with the Book of Mormon Musical.

Collison, Compromise and Conversion During the Weslyan Hokianga Mission, — Nelson: Published by the Author, XLVI +. Paul’s Letters and the Missionary Journeys 6 In relation to the above conclusions of Robinson, two things must be borne in mind: I. He calculates Paul’s conversion from his acceptance of a 30 AD dating for Christ’s death, whereas I accept the 33 File Size: 90KB.

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As a thoroughly Gentile church we take the logic of a mission to the Gentiles for granted, but it's not as obvious or inevitable as we might think. Jesus appears to have been almost entirely occupied with a mission to the "lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Matt.

; ; cf. Jer. ) and, while in the flesh, even to have opposed the proclamation of the gospel to the Gentiles. Some summaries and conclusions from Eckhard Schanbel’s Paul the Missionary: Realities, Strategies and Methods (IVP, ): What is “mission”?

Schnabel defines “mission” or “missions” as “the activity of a community of faith” that distinguishes itself from its environment in terms of both religious belief (theology) and social behavior (ethics), is convinced of the truth.Conflict, Conquest, and Conversion surveys two thousand years of the Christian missionary enterprise in the Middle East within the context of the region's political evolution.

Its broad, rich narrative follows Christian missions as they interacted with imperial powers and as the momentum of religious change shifted from Christianity to Islam and back, adding new dimensions to the. What does the word conversion mean?

In the biblical sense, conversion means a turning—a spiritual turning away from sin in repentance and to Christ in faith. It is a dramatic turning away from one path in order to pursue an entirely new one. It involves turning one’s back to the system of the world and its anti-God values.