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Title The Oxford handbook of early Christian studies / edited by Susan Ashbrook Harvey and David G. Hunter.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.


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Description xxvii, 1020 pages ; 26 cm.
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Series Oxford handbooks series
Oxford handbooks.
Note Originally published: 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prolegomena. From patristics to early Christian studies / Elizabeth A. Clark -- Literature, patristics, early Christian writing / Mark Vessey -- Which early Christianity? / Karen L. King -- Evidence : material and textual. Material evidence (1) : archaeology / Mark Humphries -- Material evidence (2) : visual culture / Robin M. Jensen -- Epigraphy / William Tabbernee -- Palaeography and codicology / Ralph W. Mathisen -- Identities. Jews and Christians / Andrew S. Jacobs -- Pagans and Christians / Michele R. Salzman -- 'Gnosticism' / Antti Marjanen -- Manichaeism / Samuel N.C. Lieu -- Arius and Arians / J. Rebecca Lyman -- Pelagius and Pelagians / Mathijs Lamberigts -- Regions. The West (1) : Italy, Gaul, and Spain / Mark Humphries -- The West (2) : North Africa / √Čric Rebillard -- The East (1) : Greece and Asia Minor / Raymond Van Dam -- The East (2) : Egypt and Palestine / David Brakke -- The East (3) : Syria and Mesopotamia / Lucas Van Rompay -- Structures and authorities. Clergy and laity / Karen Jo Torjesen -- The biblical canon / Michael W. Holmes -- Creeds, councils, and canons / Everett Ferguson -- Church and Empire / Harold A. Drake -- Women and gender / Ross Shepard Kraemer -- Monasticism / J. William Harmless -- Expressions of Christian culture. Early Christian apocryphal literature / Stephen J. Shoemaker -- Apologetics / Mark Edwards -- Homiletics / Wendy Mayer -- Early Christian historians and historiography / William Adler -- Martyr passions and hagiography / Susan Ashbrook Harvey -- Poetry and hymnography (1) : Christian Latin poetry / Michael J. Roberts -- Poetry and hymnography (2) : the Greek world / John A. McGuckin -- Poetry and hymnography (3) : Syriac / Sebastian P. Brock -- Christian philosophy / Hubertus R. Drobner -- Ritual, piety, and practice. Christian initiation / Maxwell E. Johnson -- Eucharistic liturgy / Daniel Sheerin -- Prayer / Columba Stewart -- Asceticism / Rebecca Krawiec -- Penance / Allan D. Fitzgerald -- Martyrdom and the cult of the saints / Richard M. Price -- Pilgrimage / Georgia Frank -- Theological themes. Interpretation of scripture / Frances M. Young -- Doctrine of God / Lewis Ayres, Andrew Radde-Gallwitz -- Christ and Christologies / Brian E. Daley -- Doctrine of creation / Paul M. Blowers -- Early Christian ethics / Francine Cardman -- Instrumenta studiorum : tools of the trade / Joseph F. Kelly, Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent.
Summary The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies responds to and celebrates the explosion of research in this interdisciplinary field over recent decades. A one-volume reference work, it provides an introduction to the academic study of early Christianity (c. 100-600 AD) and examines the vast geographical area impacted by the early church, in Western and Eastern late antiquity. It is thematically arranged to encompass history, literature, thought, practices, and material culture. It contains authoritative and up-to-date surveys of current thinking and research in the various subfields of early Christian studies, written by leading figures in the discipline. The essays orient readers to a given topic, as well as to the trajectory of research developments over the past 30-50 years within the scholarship itself. Guidance for future research is also given. Each essay points the reader towards relevant forms of extant evidence (texts, documents, or examples of material culture), as well as to the appropriate research tools available for the area. This volume will be useful to advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students, as well as to specialists in any area who wish to consult a brief review of the "state of the question" in a particular area of early Christian studies, especially one different from their own.
Subject Christianity.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 -- Historiography.
Added Author Harvey, Susan Ashbrook, editor.
Hunter, David G, editor.
Added Title Early Christian studies
Handbook of early Christian studies
ISBN 9780199596522 (pbk.)
0199596522 (pbk.)

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