"Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers": An Overview

"Carey's book is written in a lively and engaging manner that offers non-specialists an enjoyable and provocative look at the way in which Jesus and the first Christians frequently violated conventional social norms. . . . The book proceeds in some unexpected directions along the way but is very enjoyable and overall succeeds in making the reader think about the unconventional nature of early Christianity." ~ Gary W. Burnett, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, (2010, 32:5)

"Carey's argument challenges contemporary Christians to reconsider the relationship of the church with sin, shame, respectability and risk." ~ Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Associate Professor of New Testament, The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest

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4/15/2011 4:00:00 AM