Christianity at the Crossroads
Michael J. Kruger
This introductory survey looks at how Christianity took root in the second century, how it battled to stay true to the vision of Christ’s apostles, and how it developed in ways that would shape both the Church and Western culture over the next two thousand years.
Christianity at the Crossroads examines the crucial issues that faced the second-century Church – a period often neglected or overlooked in other studies. It was during this period that the fledgling Church struggled to work out its identity and stay true to the vision of Christ and the apostles. Threatened by divisive controversies from within and fierce persecution from without, the Church’s response to these and other issues not only determined its survival; it was to shape the beliefs, values and lives of millions of Christians throughout the world over the next two millennia.