- Rodney Stark’s The Rise of Christianity: A Discussion
The three articles that follow on Rodney Stark’s The Rise of Christianity were submitted independently. The editors of the Journal of Early Christian Studies decided, after the essays had been through the review process, to publish them as a group and to ask Rodney Stark to respond. The views in the essays and the response do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the various editors. Given the widespread interest in Stark’s book among scholars of early Christianity, we have decided to give some space in the December issue of the Journal of Early Christian Studies to letters making substantive comments on the essays and Stark’s response. Responses (not more than two pages) should be sent to Elizabeth Clark, Department of Religion, Box 90964 Duke Station, Durham, NC 27708-0964 by July 15, 1998.