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The Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature
by Frances M. Young, Lewis Ayres (Editor), Andrew Louth (Editor)
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Bibliography: p. 495. Includes index.
Obviously, this book won't interest you if you aren't interested in the subject. If you are, you will expect it to be rather heavy reading.
What really makes this collection of essays better than most books of this genre is that there is very little overlap. The essays all assume the same level of previous knowledge. If you know nothing on the subject you will probably be very quickly lost, but if you have read one or two serious histories of the early church you will be able to follow most of it.
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The writings of the Church Fathers form a distinct body of literature that shaped the early church and built upon the doctrinal foundations of Christianity established within the New Testament. Christian literature in the period c.100-c.400 constitutes one of the most influential textual oeuvres of any religion. Written mainly in Greek, Latin and Syriac, Patristic literature emanated from all parts of the early Christian world and helped to extend its boundaries. The History offers a systematic account of that literature and its setting. The works of individual writers in shaping the various genres of Christian literature is considered, alongside three general essays, covering distinct periods in the development of Christian literature, which survey the social, cultural and doctrinal context within which Christian literature arose and was used by Christians. This is a landmark reference book for scholars and students alike.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)270.1Religions History, geographic treatment, biography of Christianity History of Christianity Apostolic; Nativity to Constantine
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