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The impact of scripture in early Christianity

Author: J den Boeft; M L van Poll-van de Lisdonk
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston, Mass : Brill, 1999.
Series: Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, v. 44.
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"One of the most conspicuous innovations of early Christianity within Greco-Roman culture is its reliance upon a collection of authoritative texts. The ultimate author of Scripture was thought to be God Himself, whose will could and should be sought and found in these holy writings. For this reason it is not surprising that very soon these texts not only became the object of careful attention and scholarly study,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J den Boeft; M L van Poll-van de Lisdonk
ISBN: 9004111433 9789004111431
OCLC Number: 40444486
Language Note: Most chapters in English, 3 in French, 2 in German, and 1 includes a lengthy excerpt of Latin poetry.
Description: xiii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Biblical scholarship in the early church / A. Hilhorst --
Example and discipleship : some comments on the biblical background of the early Christian theology of martyrdom / B. Dehandschutter --
Die Rolle der Bibel in den asketischen Kreisen des vierten und fünften Jahrhunderts / G. Bartelink --
Die Bibel in den Gebetsformeln der Lateinischen Kirche / A.A.R. Bastiaensen --
The gifts of the Spirit in early Christianity / M. Parmentier --
Le caractère et l'évolution des images bibliques dans l'art chrétien primitif / A. Provoost --
Early Christian illustrated Gospel books from the East / I. Spatharakis --
Biblical cycles on church walls : pro lectione pictura / P.C.J. Van Dael --
Paulinus Nolanus, Carmen 26 : the threat of war, St. Felix, and Old Testament examples of the power of God and of his saints / W. Evenepoel --
"Deus agricolam confirmat" : l'élaboration de la parabole du semeur dans les livres contre Symmaque de Prudence / G. Partoens --
Cyril of Alexandria's first episcopal years / A. Davids --
[Euchē] distingué de [proseuchē] : un essai de précision terminologique chez les pères Grecs et les écrivains Byzantins / P. Van Deun --
Reader response / H. Welzen --
Communication, eloquence and entertainment in Augustine's De doctrina Christiana / I. Sluiter.
Series Title: Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, v. 44.
Responsibility: edited by J. Den Boeft and M.L. van Poll-van de Lisdonk.

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Including 14 contributions, this volume examines the reliance upon a collection of authoritative texts in early Christianity. Scripture, ultimately authored by God himself, became an object of  Read more...

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