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Books and readers in the early church : a history of early Christian texts

Author: Harry Y Gamble
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating and lively book provides the first comprehensive discussion of the production, circulation, and use of books in early Christianity. It explores the extent of literacy in early Christian communities the relation in the early church between oral tradition and written materials; the physical form of early Christian books; how books were produced, transcribed, published, duplicated, and disseminated;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Y Gamble
ISBN: 0300060246 9780300060249 0300069189 9780300069181
OCLC Number: 31436053
Description: xii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Literacy and literary culture in early Christianity --
The early Christian book --
The publication and circulation of early Christian literature --
Early Christian libraries --
The uses of early Christian books.
Responsibility: Harry Y. Gamble.

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A discussion of the production, circulation and use of books in early Christianity. This book covers areas such as the relation between oral tradition and written materials, books' transcription,  Read more...

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