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Greetings in the Lord : early Christians and the Oxyrhynchus papyri

Author: AnneMarie Luijendijk
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School : Distributed by Harvard University Press, ©2008.
Series: Harvard theological studies, no. 60.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Investigates private letters and official documents found at the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus pertaining to Christians in the pre-Constantinian era, taking the reader to the marketplace, church, and court room. Analyzes scribal habits, discovers the city's first known bishop and examines his work, and finds evidence of Christian resistance during times of persecution"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Church history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Luijendijk, AnneMarie.
Greetings in the Lord.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School : Distributed by Harvard University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)647223146
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: AnneMarie Luijendijk
ISBN: 9780674025950 0674025954
OCLC Number: 271811918
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Th. D.)--Harvard University, 2005 under title: Fragments from Oxyrhynchus : a case study in early Christian identity.
Description: xix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Destination Oxyrhynchus : historical detective work in the footsteps of monks and papyrologists --
pt. 1. Meeting Christians at the marketplace. How do you know a Christian when you see one? : God, Christians, and personal names --
What's in a nomen? : recognizing Christians through nomina sacra --
pt. 2. Papa Sotas, Bishop of Oxyrhynchus. "Beloved Papa Sotas" : recommendation, networking, and Christian education --
The business of the Bishop : fundraising, travel, and book production --
pt. 3. Legal matters and government dealings. Searching for Christians in official papers : certificates of sacrifice, summons, and property confiscation --
Subversion and resistance during the great persecution : from countryside church to Alexandrian courtroom --
Early Christians in the Oxyrhynchus papyri : new voices in ancient history.
Series Title: Harvard theological studies, no. 60.
Responsibility: AnneMarie Luijendijk.
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Presents a study on Christians in the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, the site where some of the most important and oldest fragments of early Christian books were unearthed. Trying to bring the  Read more...

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