Paulist Press (1984), Edition: Trade Paperback, 156 pages
This book is a study of seven very different churches in the New Testament period after the death of the apostles.
LibraryThing member aulsmith
Ray Brown is one of the foremost Catholic experts on the early church. Since there is no reliable evidence on what the churches were really like, he does a some very creative redactive criticism on the gospels and epistles to arrive at conclusions about what the churches were like. I found his
Show Moremethodology completely unconvincing, and, therefore, thought the conclusions unwarranted. Your mileage may vary.
156 p.; 8.08 inches
0809126117 / 9780809126118