Converts or Proselytes? The Crisis over Conversion in the Early Church

Walls, Andrew F.
January 2004
International Bulletin of Missionary Research;Jan2004, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
Focuses on the concept of Christian conversion in the early Church. Usage of conversion in Christian history; Jewish characteristics of the early Church; Description of the community depicted in the early chapters of Acts; Significance of Gentile converts.


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