'A sweeping work by one of the leading historians of late antiquity. This is early Christianity as it was actually lived and experienced.'
Averil Cameron, Keble College, Oxford
The book of an epoch in more than one sense...This is a work whose huge experience sets the reader free to try the perspectives that open on every page. Colourful in feeling, thought and action, The Early Christian Centuries gives as sharp a sense as one can now imagine having of how Christianity made itself 'part of history'.
Mark Vessey, University of British Columbia
' ...the scope of Rousseau's work sets this volume apart... an accurate and articulate treatment of the first 600 years of Christianity.'
David Meconi, Journal of Ancient Christianity, Volume 10, 2006, Issue 1