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From Nisibis to Xi’an: The Church of the East in Late Antique Eurasia

Joel Walker

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780195336931
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195336931.013.0031

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 From Nisibis to Xi’an: The Church of the East in Late Antique Eurasia

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This article details how Christians gained a recognized position in the imperial order of the Sasanian world. The discussion covers the names and historiography of the Church of the East; Christian origins in Mesopotamia and Iran; from the "Great Slaughter" to the synod of 410; the Church of the East's expansion and literary production; and Church of the East in the Era of Timothy I (780-823).

Keywords: Christians; Christianity; churches; Late Antiquity; Sasanian Empire

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Subjects: Classical Studies ; Ancient Roman History ; Religion in the Ancient World

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