Robinson, Thomas A. A. Books1988 0-88946-611-4
Challenges the adequacy of the reconstruction of primitive Christianity advanced by Walter Bauer in Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity. The theory that so-called heretical movements were early, widespread, and strong. By citing the lack of data extensive enough to warrant such conclusions.1986 0-88946-206-21992 0-7734-9183-X
These essays focus on the treatment of dissent by religious movements; the interaction between dissenting and parent groups; characteristics of dissenting groups; and the definition and enforcement of orthodoxy.