The First Thousand Years
A Global History of Christianity
Robert Louis Wilken
Yale University Press, $35, 416 pp.

Each academic discipline has a handful of members whose every new publication is eagerly anticipated and enthusiastically received by their peers. In the field of Early Christianity, Robert Wilken is among this select number of scholars—and with good reason: for over thirty years, his work on ancient Christian thought, culture, and approaches to Scripture has shaped the field in a decisive fashion.

In his new book, Wilken...

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About the Author

Maria E. Doerfler is assistant professor of the history of Christianity in late antiquity at Duke Divinity School.