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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Homilies and Reading Communities

Philip Michael Forness.

in Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 12899 words.

This chapter addresses the most controversial homily in Jacob of Serugh’s corpus, the Homily on the Council of Chalcedon. Recently discovered manuscripts provide a solid basis for viewing...

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The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Graham Gould.

April 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Early Christianity. 212 pages.

This book studies the life and thought of the Christian monks of 4th- and 5th-century lower Egypt. It works from collections of their sayings and stories which were compiled in the late 5th...

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Introduction: The Community and the Text

GRAHAM GOULD.

in The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

April 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 12173 words.

The phenomenon of asceticism as an expression of Christian spirituality is much older than the monastic movement of which asceticism is one necessary element. This chapter considers the...

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Dietary and Sexual Purity in Jewish-Christian Communities

Moshe Blidstein.

in Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 9020 words.

Chapter 8 is dedicated to texts providing information on Jewish-Christian communities, especially the 26th chapter of the Didascalia Apostolorum, the Pseudo-Clementines, and sources on the...

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The Two Treatises: To Monks in Monasteries and Communities, and Exhortation to a Virgin

Robert E. Sinkewicz.

in Evagrius of Pontus

July 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 8291 words.

This chapter presents an English translation of the ascetic corpus writing of Evagrius of Pontus about the lives of monks in monasteries and in communities and exhortation to a virgin....

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The Pure Community, the Holy Sacrifice, and the Defilement of Sin

Moshe Blidstein.

in Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 7256 words.

Chapter 6 turns to the internal ordering of the community through purity discourse concerning sin. It discusses the regulation of sin inside the borders of the pure community, focusing on...

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Pistis, Fides, and the Structure of Divine–Human Communities

Teresa Morgan.

in Roman Faith and Christian Faith

May 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Religion. 14781 words.

This chapter argues that pistis is central not only to the shape of the divine–human community on earth but also to the eschatological kingdom or household of God, and that pistis and other...

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Communities of the Blessed

Mark Humphries.

January 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Early Christianity. 276 pages.

This book is a study of religious change in northern Italy under the Roman empire, focusing on the origins and development of Christianity down to the end of the 4th century. It aims to...

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The Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia

Felice Lifshitz.

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia

May 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 6520 words.

This chapter surveys the ecclesiastical and monastic landscape of the Main Valley during the eighth century. Although some men’s monastic communities did exist in the region, they were...

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Guilt by Association

Geoffrey S. Smith.

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Early Christianity. 216 pages.

This book explores the creation, publication, and circulation of heresy catalogues by second- and early third-century Christians. Polemicists made use of these religious blacklists, which...

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“Through a Glass Darkly” (1 Corinthians 13:12): Textual Transmission and Historical Representation as Feminist Strategies in Early Medieval Europe

Felice Lifshitz.

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia

May 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 6372 words.

Religious Women showed how the books produced by the scriptoria of Karlburg and Kitzingen reflected the feminist consciousness of both communities by defending consecrated women’s...

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Learning Letters

Stephen J. Davis.

in Christ Child

May 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 15415 words.

Chapter 5 is the third and final case study on “sites of memory” related to childhood in the Graeco-Roman world. The focus is on the stories of Jesus’ interaction with teachers at school...

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Jews and Christians

Stephen J. Davis.

in Christ Child

May 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 14649 words.

Chapter 6 focuses on how the infancy tales were taken up in Jewish-Christian encounter. In the first section of the chapter, a close examination of the “Childhood Deeds” reveals signs of...

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Irenaeus, the “School Called Gnostic,” and the Valentinians

Geoffrey S. Smith.

in Guilt by Association

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 16917 words.

Irenaeus’s incorporation of an updated version of the Syntagma against All the Heresies into Book I of his monumental treatise Against the Heresies marked a watershed moment in the history...

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Chapter Eight“Concerning Virgins, I Have No Commandment of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 7:25): Consecrated Women and Altar Service in the Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia

Felice Lifshitz.

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia

May 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 3854 words.

This chapter argues that the consecrated women of Karlburg and Kitzingen played a large variety of active roles, including liturgical ones, in the lay communities over which they ruled, and...

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The Gun(t)za and Abirhilt Manuscripts: Women and Their Books in the Anglo-Saxon Cultural Province in Francia

Felice Lifshitz.

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia

May 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 15712 words.

This chapter gathers together the earliest evidence for book ownership and production in the Main Valley, demonstrating the association of these activities with women. The chapter also...

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“An Eternal Weight of Glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17): Discipline and Devotion in Monastic Life

Felice Lifshitz.

in Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia

May 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 17155 words.

This chapter studies the texts that served as guidelines for monastic life at Karlburg and Kitzingen during the eighth century, before the rise of prescriptive rules (such as the Rule of...

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Fiunt, non nascuntur Christiani: Conversion, Community, and Christian Identity in Late Antiquity

Andrew Louth.

in Being Christian in Late Antiquity

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Early Christianity. 4901 words.

Late antiquity sees a change within the Christian community from a community of converts to a community into which people were born as babies. The huge problems that this shift posed for...

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Constructing an Ecclesial Community: Ambrose's Ethical Vision

Ivor J. Davidson.

in Ambrose: De Officiis

February 2002; p ublished online August 2004 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 13432 words.

By the late 380s, Ambrose had emerged, to some extent, from the struggle to assert his authority that had marked his earlier years as bishop, though he still had enemies. De officiis is...

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Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

Moshe Blidstein.

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Early Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 304 pages.

This book examines the meanings of purification practices and purity concepts in early Christian culture, as articulated and formed by Greek Christian authors of the first three centuries,...

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