Once Upon a Time

Christian Beginnings

From Nazareth to Nicaea, A.D. 30–325
Geza Vermes
Yale University Press, $30, 288 pp.

From the opening of Christian Beginnings, the late Géza Vermes’s approach to the history of early Christianity perplexed me. In this, his last book, the eminent scholar of early Judaism, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Gospels turned his attention to later centuries...

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About the Author

Michael Peppard, author of The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in Its Social and Political Context (Oxford) is assistant professor of theology at Fordham University.

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