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Ausgabe:

November/2013

Spalte:

1224–1226

Kategorie:

Neues Testament

Autor/Hrsg.:

Blumell, Lincoln H.

Titel/Untertitel:

Lettered Christians. Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus.

Verlag:

Leiden u. a.: Brill 2012. XXVI, 428 S. m. 11 Abb. = New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents, 39. Geb. EUR 143,00. ISBN 978-90-04-18095-6.

Rezensent:

Christina M. Kreinecker

With his new book entitled »Lettered Christians. Christians, Letters, and Late Antique Oxyrhynchus« Lincoln H. Blumell presents a revision of his dissertation, written under the supervision of John S. Kloppenborg. Thematically, this book is placed at the interface of Early Christianity, papyrology, biblical studies, ancient history and sociology. It is a fascinating collection of conclusions drawn from documentary sources occasionally combined with literary ones. In his search for more socio-historical facts about Christians in Egypt B. focuses on papyrological evidence from Oxyrhynchus from the beginning of Christian presence in the city until the 7 th century.
In his introductory first chapter B. distinguishes his work by focusing on the papyrological evidence and ...


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