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Frend, W. H. C.

Overview
Works: 104 works in 530 publications in 3 languages and 10,412 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Dictionaries  Reference works  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: BR162.2, 270.1
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Most widely held works by W. H. C Frend
The rise of Christianity by W. H. C Frend( Book )

30 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive text in early church history, Frend's The Rise of Christianity offers a vast, panoramic sweep of Christianity's first six centuries, from the dust of Palestine to the court of Justinian and the parting of Eastern and Western Christianity. With many maps, chronologies, and graphics, Frend's text is an engaging story but also an immensely learned and careful work of scholarship. - Publisher
Martyrdom and persecution in the early church; a study of a conflict from the Maccabees to Donatus by W. H. C Frend( Book )

55 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-scale study in English of the relations between the primitive Church and the Roman Empire has been needed for a long time. Since the turn of the century much new material has come to hand, and new perspectives in the theological and historical study of the period has been opened up. The conflict between Church and Roman Empire in the first two centuries A.D. can now be seen as part of a triangular struggle between the Jews, Christians and the remainder of the Roman world, whose roots go back to the Maccabean revolution against Hellenism in the second century B.C. The author has found evidence for the continuation of the Maccabean spirit in the theology of the Western Church. He has connected the emphasis on the role of the martyr inspired by the Holy Spirit, traceable in Tertullian and his successors in North Africa, with the development of a distinctively Latin eschatology and understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity. He contrasts the survival of apocalyptic in the West with the development of a more optimistic God-Logos theology in the East, where already by the third century A.D. the ideal of the ascetic was superseding that of the martyr. The onset of the persecutions of Decius and Diocletian sharpened the tension between these two ideals of Christian heroism. If the Roman Empire failed to crush the Church, the ultimate legacy of the persecutions is seen to be the permanent division of Christendom into its Eastern and Western halves
The archaeology of early Christianity : a history by W. H. C Frend( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacular recent discoveries and a stream of material artifacts have heightened interest in what archaeology can tell us about early Christianity. The first of its kind, William Frend's important and engaging work tells the full story of the archaeological search for early Christianity. He shows how, despite nationalisms, religious rivalry, and personal ambition, archaeology since Napoleon's time has excavated important sites and developed scientific methods to explore them. He explains the important light archaeology sheds on the art, architecture, and social world of Christians in the Roman Empire. He shows how archaeology enriches our understanding of Jewish-Christian relations in the first centuries, and provides clues to long-ignored popular religion and non-orthodox traditions of the Donatists, Manichees, and Monophysites. And he shows how archaeology decisively corrects and modifies text-based scholarly consensus on the mission of Christianity in the Roman Empire
The Donatist Church : a movement of protest in Roman North Africa by W. H. C Frend( Book )

58 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early church by W. H. C Frend( Book )

42 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the monophysite movement; chapters in the history of the church in the fifth and sixth centuries by W. H. C Frend( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed historical study of the schism between orthodox Christians and the Monophysites during the 5th to 7th centuries. --from publisher description?
Early Christianity : origins and evolution to AD 600 : in honour of W.H.C. Frend( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints and sinners in the early church : differing and conflicting traditions in the first six centuries by W. H. C Frend( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early church by W. H. C Frend( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical and theological survey of the development of the Christian church from apostolic times through the fifth century
Creeds, councils and controversies : documents illustrating the history of the Church AD 337-461 by James Stevenson( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over twenty years, Creeds, Councils and Controversies has been an essential source book for students of the later patristic period. Following on from A New Eusebius, it documents the history of the Church from AD 337 to 461. As with its predecessor, Professor W.H.C. Frend now provides a complete revision of the earlier edition, updating the notes and bibliography, and regrouping the documents to make it easier for the reader to follow the development of particular themes."--Back Cover
Religion, popular and unpopular in the early Christian centuries by W. H. C Frend( Book )

18 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twenty-five essays brought together in this volume attempt to do two things. They try first to present a picture of some aspects of early Christian civilization and secondly they represent some of their authors' scholarly interests over the past thirty-five years
Town and country in the early Christian centuries by W. H. C Frend( Book )

17 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeology and history in the study of early Christianity by W. H. C Frend( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orthodoxy, paganism, and dissent in the early Christian centuries by W. H. C Frend( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.H.C. Frend discusses the ways in which the primitive churches succeeded in some areas like Byzantium whilst the Roman British Church struggled to hold back apostasy
From dogma to history : how our understanding of the early church developed by W. H. C Frend( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian world : a social and cultural history by Geoffrey Barraclough( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in German and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new Eusebius : documents illustrative of the history of the church to A.D. 337 by James Stevenson( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sourcebook of primary texts illustrates the history of Christianity from the first century to the death of Constantine. It covers all major persons and topics in early Christian life and thought and includes Gnostic texts and anti-Christian polemic. Now available to a wider North American audience, it remains a standard after fifty years in print
Church history by John Foster( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of the early church by Angelo DI BERARDINO( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of the Early Church is a two-volume reference work providing concise and precise information on all topics concerning the first eight centuries of Christianity. Valuable to historians, archaeologists, philosophers, and philologists as well as theologians, this work extends the knowledge of how Christianity evolved to become the most important influence in the history of Western civilization. Tracing the growth of the church from its tiny beginnings in an upper room to its dominance of Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa in the eighth century, scholars from many disciplines produced articles ranging from a few sentences to ten thousand words on all the major and most of the minor people, works, ideas, and issues of the formative period of Christianity. The first major encyclopedia to cover the life, thought, and growth of Christianity, this work offers full treatment of doctrines, creeds, and heresies, of iconography and art history, of archaeology and geography, and of monasticism and asceticism
Liberty and unity by W. H. C Frend( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The rise of Christianity
Alternative Names
Clifford Frend, William Hugh 1916-2005

Clifford, Wm H. 1916-2005

Frend, W. H.

Frend, W. H. C.

Frend W. H. C. 1916-2005

Frend, William H. 1916-2005

Frend, William H.C.

Frend, William H.C. 1916-2005

Frend, William Hugh Clifford

Frend, William Hugh Clifford 1916-2005

William Hugh Clifford Frend British historian

William Hugh Clifford Frend historiador brit√°nico

Languages
English (419)

German (9)

Basque (1)

Covers
Martyrdom and persecution in the early church; a study of a conflict from the Maccabees to DonatusThe archaeology of early Christianity : a historyThe Donatist Church : a movement of protest in Roman North AfricaThe early churchThe rise of the monophysite movement; chapters in the history of the church in the fifth and sixth centuriesEarly Christianity : origins and evolution to AD 600 : in honour of W.H.C. FrendThe early churchCreeds, councils and controversies : documents illustrating the history of the Church AD 337-461