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The Rise of Christianity:
A Sociologist Reconsiders History
Rodney Stark

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations
Preface
Ch. 1Conversion and Christian Growth3
Ch. 2The Class Basis of Early Christianity29
Ch. 3The Mission to the Jews: Why It Probably Succeeded49
Ch. 4Epidemics, Networks, and Conversion73
Ch. 5The Role of Women in Christian Growth95
Ch. 6Christianizing the Urban Empire: A Quantitative Approach129
Ch. 7Urban Chaos and Crisis: The Case of Antioch147
Ch. 8The Martyrs: Sacrifice as Rational Choice163
Ch. 9Opportunity and Organization191
Ch. 10A Brief Reflection on Virtue209
Notes217
Bibliography223
Index243

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