NEWS FEATURE: Author traces Christianity’s early spread

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c. 1998 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ In the two decades following the crucifixion of Jesus, the nascent Christian community spread from Jerusalem and the Galilee region of biblical Palestine to Damascus and Rome. John Dominic Crossan thinks he knows why: timing and the promise of a good meal. Crossan, a 64-year-old, ex-Roman Catholic priest, […]

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