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  1. says:

    Greatly enjoyed this It is a history of the relationship of Rome and the early Church over the course of the first three centuries Much of it is taken up with the politics of numismatic interpretation and it is uite revealing


  2. says:

    A fascinating book recommended to me ages ago by RJ Rushdoony It was formerly published by The Westminster Press and now Wipf Stock has picked up the titleStauffer writes about the war between Christianity and the Romans during the early centuries of the Church His primary argument throughout the book is that the conflict between Christianity and Imperialism was not between the Church and the State but between the worship of the Emperor and the worship of Christ Stauffer's background in numismatics becomes evident in passages describing the history of various forms of coinageTwo related coins from Spain direct attention to world history One is like a summary of the scenery on the armour of Augustus the sun god is soaring up with his crown of sun rays and his outspread heavenly mantle with the capricorn below and between them the single word AUGUSTUS The other shows the capricorn again this time with the emblems of world dominion the helm and the globe and above them the emblem of the king of paradise the cornucopia with the diadem and again the single word AUGUSTUS The symbolic meaning is clear a new day is dawning for the world The divine savior king born in the historical hour ordained by the stars has come to power on land and sea and inaugurates the cosmic era of salvation Salvation is to be found in none other save Augustus and there is no other name given to men in which they can be saved This is the climax of the Advent proclamation of the Roman empire Stauffer's foremost analogy is to the modern State and suggests that if it had chosen to reject the Classical model the State would not be abusive of its sovereignty and tyrannical today pitting itself against the Christian faith While the book contains some useful historical analysis regarding the ancient world and numerous uotations of Virgil and Augustus among others I was disappointed by Stauffer's lack of citation and sourcing That fact makes this book difficult to recommend as authoritative and is best read as supplementary material


  3. says:

    Stauffer traces the rise of the Roman Imperium from Julius Caesar until its demise in 452 AD and the concurrent rise and triumph of Christianity during those days A magnificent treatise on the power of men arrayed against the Lamb of God


  4. says:

    To understand the New Testament at a deeper level we need to understand the culture of the 1st century and the Roman Empire


  5. says:

    Great story of how the Kingdom of God broke the fourth great earthly kingdom foretold by the Prophet Daniel


  6. says:

    have been looking for this book for a long time and its finally being reprinted


  7. says:

    Outstanding historical context of 1st century church


  8. says:

    Fantastic in depth study of Imperium from AssyriaBabylon through Rome as testament to Christus Imperator Reuired reading for students of Scripture and history


  9. says:

    The book could have used a glossary but it gives a nice overview of the clash that comes when you have to choose who to worship and the cost involved


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Christ and the Caesars

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Ethelbert Stauffer 1902 1979 was a German theologian who taught New Testament studies and ancient history at the University of Bo A fascinating book recommended to me ages ago by RJ Rushdoony It was formerly published by The Westminster Press and now Wipf Stock has picked up the titleStauffer writes about the war between Christianity and the Romans during the early centuries of the Church His primary argument throughout the book is that the conflict between Christianity and Imperialism was not between the Church and the State but between the worship of the Emperor and the worship of Christ Stauffer's background in numismatics becomes evident in passages describing the history of various forms of coinageTwo related coins from Spain direct attention to world history One is like a summary of the scenery on the armour of Augustus the sun god is soaring up with his crown of sun rays and his outspread heavenly mantle with the capricorn below and between them the single word AUGUSTUS The other shows the capricorn again this time with the emblems of world dominion the helm and the globe and above them the emblem of the king of paradise the cornucopia with the diadem and again the single word AUGUSTUS The symbolic meaning is clear a new day is dawning for the world The divine savior king born in the historical hour ordained by the stars has come to power on land and sea and inaugurates the cosmic era of salvation Salvation is to be found in none other save Augustus and there is no other name given to men in which they can be saved This is the climax of the Advent proclamation of the Roman empire Stauffer's foremost analogy is to the modern State and suggests that if it had chosen to reject the Classical model the State would not be abusive of its sovereignty and tyrannical today pitting itself against the Christian faith While the book contains some useful historical analysis regarding the ancient world and numerous uotations of Virgil and Augustus among others I was disappointed by Stauffer's lack of citation and sourcing That fact makes this book difficult to recommend as authoritative and is best read as supplementary material El caso Banchero published by The Westminster Press and now Wipf Stock has The Pleasure Trap picked up the titleStauffer writes about the war between Christianity and the Romans during the early centuries of the Church His Watching Natalie Cheat primary argument throughout the book is that the conflict between Christianity and Imperialism was not between the Church and the State but between the worship of the Emperor and the worship of Christ Stauffer's background in numismatics becomes evident in For Just Cause passages describing the history of various forms of coinageTwo related coins from Spain direct attention to world history One is like a summary of the scenery on the armour of Augustus the sun god is soaring up with his crown of sun rays and his outspread heavenly mantle with the capricorn below and between them the single word AUGUSTUS The other shows the capricorn again this time with the emblems of world dominion the helm and the globe and above them the emblem of the king of It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity paradise the cornucopia with the diadem and again the single word AUGUSTUS The symbolic meaning is clear a new day is dawning for the world The divine savior king born in the historical hour ordained by the stars has come to Teeth in the Mist power on land and sea and inaugurates the cosmic era of salvation Salvation is to be found in none other save Augustus and there is no other name given to men in which they can be saved This is the climax of the Advent The Information Technology Revolution: The Complete Guide proclamation of the Roman empire Stauffer's foremost analogy is to the modern State and suggests that if it had chosen to reject the Classical model the State would not be abusive of its sovereignty and tyrannical today The State of Water pitting itself against the Christian faith While the book contains some useful historical analysis regarding the ancient world and numerous uotations of Virgil and Augustus among others I was disappointed by Stauffer's lack of citation and sourcing That fact makes this book difficult to recommend as authoritative and is best read as supplementary material

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End of World War II Much of Stauffer's writing was based on his research into the way Roman sources influenced early Christianity The book could have used a glossary but it gives a nice overview of the clash that comes when you have to choose who to worship and the cost involved