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E22: First Peter and the Persecution of the Early Christians

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This lecture briefly discusses 1 Peter and its teachings on suffering for the faith. Then it explores more broadly the issue of persecution in early Christianity. What was the status of Christianity under the Roman empire? Why were there outbreaks of persecution against Christians, and how systematic were the abuses inflicted on followers of Christ?

Speakers:Bart D. Ehrman

Writers:Bart D. Ehrman

Topics:New TestamentGreat Courses1 PeterSufferingFaith

Source:The Great Courses