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Wilken, Robert Louis 1936-

Overview
Works: 87 works in 306 publications in 4 languages and 13,491 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Controversial literature  Commentaries  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Speaker, Other, Translator
Classifications: BL2756, 270.1
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Most widely held works by Robert Louis Wilken
The Christians as the Romans saw them by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of the Christian movement as seen through the eyes of five representative figures from the second, third, and fourth centuries, including Roman senator Pliny the younger, Greek philosopher Celsus, and emperor Julian the Apostate
The spirit of early Christian thought : seeking the face of God by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The first thousand years : a global history of Christianity by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a narrative account of the history of Christianity from its beginning to the end of the first millennium. The principal theme is the slow drama of the building of a Christian civilization. A major theme is the mission of Christians among different peoples in many regions of the ancient world: Ethiopia, Nubia, Armenia, Georgia, Persia, central Asia, India, China as well as among the Germanic peoples of northern Europe and the Slavic peoples in the Balkans and Russia. The rise and spread of Islam is integral to the story. How did a community that was largely invisible in the first two centuries of its existence go on to remake the civilizations it inhabited, culturally, politically, and intellectually? Beginning with the life of Jesus, the author narrates the dramatic spread and development of Christianity over the first thousand years of its history. Moving through the formation of early institutions, practices, and beliefs to the transformations of the Roman world after the conversion of Constantine, he sheds new light on the subsequent stories of Christianity in the Latin West, the Byzantine and Slavic East, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Through a selected narration of particularly noteworthy persons and events, he demonstrates how the coming of Christianity set in motion one of the most profound revolutions the world has known. This is not a story limited to the West; rather, Christian communities in Ethiopia, Nubia, Armenia, Georgia, Persia, Central Asia, India, and China shaped the course of Christian history. The rise and spread of Islam had a lasting impact on the future of Christianity, and several chapters are devoted to the early experiences of Christians under Muslim rule. The author reminds us that the career of Christianity is characterized by decline and attrition as well as by growth and expansion. -- Provided by publisher
The land called holy : Palestine in Christian history and thought by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on both primary texts and archaelogy, Wilken traces the Christian conception of a Holy Land from its origins inthe Hebrew Bible to the Muslim conquest of Jerusalem in the seventh century
Judaism and the early Christian mind; a study of Cyril of Alexandria's exegesis and theology by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of wisdom in Judaism and early Christianity by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of Christian beginnings; history's impact on belief by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Chrysostom and the Jews : rhetoric and reality in the late 4th century by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews and Christians in Antioch in the first four centuries of the common era by Wayne A Meeks( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering the Christian past by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays touches on various issues dealt with by thinkers who lived long ago in cultural settings distant from our own. Yet it also addresses questions that are still pertinent today: the role of commitment in the study of religion, religious pluralism, Christian apologetics, the biblical roots of the doctrine of the Trinity, the spiritual interpretation of the Bible, the importance of examples for living a virtuous life, and the place of the passions in our relation to God." -- Description from publisher
The Christians as the Romans saw them by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an engrossing portrayal of the early years of the Christian movement from the perspective of the Romans
Early Christian literature and the classical intellectual tradition : in honorem Robert M. Grant by William R Schoedel( Book )

23 editions published in 1979 in English and French and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaiah : interpreted by early Christian and medieval commentators( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volumes in The Church's Bible are designed to present the Holy Scriptures as understood and interpreted during the first millennium of Christian history. In his extremely thorough work on Isaiah, Robert Wilken brings to bear his considerable knowledge of early Christianity. Drawing on writings of the church fathers -- Eusebius of Caesarea, Ambrose, Jerome, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret of Cyrus, Bernard of Clairvaux, and nearly sixty others -- all of them masterfully translated, this work allows the complex words of Isaiah to come alive. Wilken's selection of ancient commentators clearly illuminates how Isaiah was used by the New Testament writers and understood by the early church fathers. Each chapter begins with a modern English translation of the septuagint, prepared by Moisés Silva. Editorial comments provide a foundation for understanding the excerpted commentaries and other writings that follow for each chapter. Isaiah: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators is ideal for devotional and spiritual reading and for a deeper understanding of the church's historical interpretation of this major prophet. - Publisher
The myth of Christian beginnings by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the cosmic mystery of Jesus Christ : selected writings from St. Maximus the Confessor by Maximus( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides translations from St. Maximus' two main collections of theological reflections - his Ambigua (or Difficulties) and his Questions to Thalassius - plus one of his Christological opuscula, previously unavailable in English. The translations are accompanied by notes. --from back cover
In Dominico eloquio = In Lordly eloquence : essays on patristic exegesis in honor of Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anselm Weber, O.F.M., missionary to the Navaho, 1898-1921 by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

3 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the career of the Franciscan missionary who established the first Catholic mission among the Navajo Indians
The Christian roots of religious freedom by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Geist des frühen Christentums by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die frühen Christen : wie die Römer sie sahen by Robert Louis Wilken( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in German and English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Christians as the Romans saw them
Alternative Names
Kenan, William R.

Wilken, Robert L.

Wilken, Robert L. 1936-

Wilken, Robert L. (Robert Louis)

Wilken, Robert L. (Robert Louis), 1936-

윌켄, 로버트 루이스 1936-

ウィルケン, R.L.

ウィルケン, ロバート・ルイス

Languages
English (185)

German (13)

French (10)

Italian (4)

Covers
The spirit of early Christian thought : seeking the face of GodThe land called holy : Palestine in Christian history and thoughtJudaism and the early Christian mind; a study of Cyril of Alexandria's exegesis and theologyJohn Chrysostom and the Jews : rhetoric and reality in the late 4th centuryRemembering the Christian pastThe Christians as the Romans saw themIsaiah : interpreted by early Christian and medieval commentatorsOn the cosmic mystery of Jesus Christ : selected writings from St. Maximus the ConfessorIn Dominico eloquio = In Lordly eloquence : essays on patristic exegesis in honor of Robert Louis Wilken