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Early Christian doctrines /

: xii, 511 pages ; 22 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 0713627239

Published 2021
Rituals in Early Christianity : New Perspectives on Tradition and Transformation /

: Based on the paradigmatic shift in both liturgical and ritual studies, this multidisciplinary volume presents a collection of case studies on rituals in the early Christian world. After a methodological discussion of the new paradigm, it shows how emblematic Christian rituals were influenced by their Greco-Roman and Jewish contexts, undergoing multiple transformations, while themselves affecting developments both within and outside Christianity. Notably, parallel traditions in Judaism and Islam are included in the discussion, highlighting the importance of ongoing reception history. Focusing on the dynamic character of rituals, the new perspectives on ritual traditions pursued here relate to the expanding source material, both textual and material, as well as the development of recent interdisciplinary approaches, including the cognitive science of religion.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004441729

Published 2010
Early Christian manuscripts : examples of applied method and approach /

: For the reconstruction of early Christianity, the lives of early Christians, their world of ideas, their ways of living, and their literature. Early Christian manuscripts - documents and literary texts - are pivotal archaeological artefacts. However, the manuscripts often came to us in fragmentary conditions, incomplete or with gaps and missing lines. Others appear to form a corpus, belong to an archive, or are connected with each other as far as theme or purpose are concerned. The present collection comprises of nine essays about individual or a set of certain manuscripts. With their essays the authors aim to present special approaches to early Christian manuscripts and, consequently, demonstrate methodically how to deal with them. The scope of topics ranges from the reconstruction of fragmentary manuscripts to the significance of amulets and from the discussion of individual fragments to the handling of the known manuscripts of a specific Christian text or a whole archive of papyri.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004194342 : 1574-7085 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 1993
Early Christian poetry : a collection of essays /

: This collection of essays deals with the rise and development of early Christian poetry, discussing its techniques and its theoretical foundation. The individual papers concern specimina of Hebrew, Syriac, Greek and Latin poetry and study the various and partly conflicting traditions from which it originated. The biblical examples, e.g. of the Psalms, held great authority, but on the other hand it was impossible to break away from the models of classical Greco-Roman poetry, although these were deemed dangerous because of the pagan content and excessive cult of literary art. The book shows how the problems involved were solved in different ways, which justified the use of pagan literary accomplishments for singing the praises of the Lord.
: 1 online resource (xi, 318 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004312890 : 0902-623X ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2020
Manichaeism and Early Christianity : Selected Papers from the 2019 Pretoria Congress and Consultation /

: "Manichaeism and Early Christianity comprises the selected papers from the 2019 Pretoria Congress and Consultation. The sixteen chapters focus on where and how Gnostic Manichaeism interfered not only with other forms of Gnosticism, but above all with the writings and representatives of mainstream Christianity during the early centuries of our era. Key texts dealt with are a number of Nag Hammadi writings (including the Gospel of Thomas) as well as figures such as Marcion, Tatian, Ephrem the Syrian, Chrysostom, Pelagius and-not least-Augustine and his pupil Evodius"--
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004445468

Published 1985
Early Christian doctrines:

: xii, 511 p.: 22 cm.; : includes bibliographical references : 713627239

Published 2023
Early Christianity in Macedonia : From Paul to the Late Sixth Century /

: In this volume Julien M. Ogereau investigates the origins and development of Christianity in the Roman province of Macedonia in the first six centuries CE. Drawing from the oldest literary sources, Ogereau reconstructs the earliest history of the first Christian communities in the region and explores the legacy of the apostle Paul in the cities of Philippi, Thessalonica, and Beroea. Turning to the epigraphic and archaeological evidence, Ogereau then examines Christianity's dissemination throughout the province and its impact on Macedonian society in late antiquity, especially on its epigraphic habits and material culture.
: 1 online resource (390 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004681200

Published 1968
Early Christian writings : the Apostolic Fathers /

: 237 p. : map ; 19 cm. : Bibliographical footnotes.

Published 1960
A treasury of early Christianity /

: 511 pages ; 18 cm.

Gnosticism and the early Christian world : in honor of James M. Robinson /

: xxiv, 200 pages ; 23 cm. : Includes bibliographical references. : 094434416X

Published 1947
Early Christian and Byzantine art /

: pages ; 24 cm.

Atlas of the early Christian world /

: Translation of : Atlas der frühchristlichen Welt. : 215 pages : illustrations, portraits, 42 color maps ; 36 cm.

Published 1997
Early Christian & Byzantine art /

: 447 pages : illustrations (some color), map, plans ; 22 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages 438-440) and index. : 0714831689

Published 2009
Early Christian books in Egypt /

: xiii, 109 p. : facsims. ; 23 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages [99]-104) and index. : 9780691140261 : wafaa.lib

Published 1993
Philo in early Christian literature : a survey /

: It is a remarkable fact that the writings of Philo, the Jew from Alexandria, were preserved because they were taken up in the Christian tradition. But the story of how this process of reception and appropriation took place has never been systematically research. In this book the author first examines how Philo's works are related to the New Testament and the earliest Chritian writing, and then how they were used by Greek and Latin church fathers up to 400 c.e., with special attention to the contributions of Clement, Origen, Didymus, Eusebius, Gregory of Nyssa, Ambrose, and Augustine. Philo in Early Christian Literature is a valuable guide to the state of scholarly research on a subject that has thus far been investigated in a rather piecemeal fashion.
: 1 online resource (xv, 418 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-392) and indexes. : 9789004275164 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2013
Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley /

: In Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley , Ulrich Huttner explores the way Christians established communities and defined their position within their surroundings from the first to the fifth centuries. He shows that since the time of Paul the apostle, the cities Colossae, Hierapolis and Laodicea allowed Christians to expand and develop in their own way. Huttner uses a wide variety of sources, not only Christian texts - from Pauline letters to Byzantine hagiographies - but also inscriptions and archeological remains, to reconstruct the religious conflicts as well as cooperation between Christians, Jews and Pagans. The book reveals the importance of local conditions in the development of Early Christianity.
: 1 online resource (ca. 480 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004264281 : 1871-6636 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2008
Jesus, Paul, and early Christianity : studies in honour of Henk Jan de Jonge /

: This collection of essays by leading experts in New Testament scholarship addresses core themes in the study of early Christianity. The topics addressed include text-critical issues relating to the New Testament, the historical situation in which the earliest Christian documents were composed, early Christian rituals, historical questions concerning Jesus and Paul, and the origin and development of important theological ideas in the early Church. This volume is dedicated to Henk Jan de Jonge (Emeritus Professor in the New Testament, Leiden University) in honour of his important contributions to the field of New Testament Studies.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references. : 9789047443469 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2019
Early Christianity in Asia Minor : from the margins to the mainstream /

: "This volume is part of the Berlin TOPOI project re-examing the early Christian history of Asia Minor, Greece and the South Balkans, and is concerned with the emergence of Christianity in Asia Minor and in Cyprus. Five papers focus on the east Anatolian provinces, including a comprehensive evaluation of early Christianity in Cappadocia, a comparative study of the Christian poetry of Gregory of Nazianzus and his anonymous epigraphic contemporaries and three essays which pay special attention to the hagiography of Cappadocia and Armenia Minor. The remaining papers include a new analysis of the role of Constantinople in episcopal elections across Asia Minor, a detailed appraisal of the archaeological evidence from Sagalassos in Pisidia, discussion of the significance of inscriptions in Carian sanctuaries through late antiquity, and a survey of Christian inscriptions from Cyprus".
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004410800

Published 2016
Public reading in early Christianity : lectors, manuscripts, and sound in the oral delivery of John 1-4 /

: In Public Reading in Early Christianity: Lectors, Manuscripts, and Sound in the Oral Delivery of John 1-4 Dan Nässelqvist investigates the oral delivery of New Testament writings in early Christian communities of the first two centuries C.E. He examines the role of lectors and public reading in the Greek and Roman world as well as in early Christianity. Nässelqvist introduces a method of sound analysis, which utilizes the correspondence between composition and delivery in ancient literary writings to retrieve information about oral delivery from the sound structures of the text being read aloud. Finally he applies the method of sound analysis to John 1-4 and presents the implications for our understanding of public reading and the Gospel of John.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004306639 : 0167-9732 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2003
Early Christianity and classical culture : comparative studies in honor of Abraham J. Malherbe /

: This volume contains 28 essays in honor of Abraham J. Malherbe, whose work has been especially influential in exploring modes of cultural interaction between early Jews and Christians and their Graeco-Roman neighbours. Following an introductory essay on the problems inherent to such comparative studies in the history of New Testament scholarship, the essays are grouped into five topic areas: Graphos - semantics and writing, Ethos - ethics and moral characterization, Logos - rhetoric and literary expression, Ethnos - self-definition and acculturation, and Nomos - law and normative values. Some key examples are studies dealing with The Greek Idea of "Divine Nature" and its relation to the "Divine Man" tradition; Compilation of Letters in Cicero's collection; Radical Altruism in Paul; Greek Ideas of Concord and Cosmic Harmony in 1 Clement; The Rhetorical Use of Friendship Motifs in Galatians in comparison with Second Sophistic Orators; Wills and Testaments in Graeco-Roman perspective.
: 1 online resource (xx, 740 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789047402190 : 0167-9732 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.