The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies  -     Edited By: Susan Ashbrook Harvey, David G. Hunter
    By: Susan Ashbrook Harvey & David G. Hunter, eds.
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The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

Oxford University Press / 2010 / Paperback

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"This truly monumental volume provides a much-needed summary of where the discipline stands in each of its fields and subspecialties. Reading it in its entirety provides a complete survey. Each essay, with its excellent bibliography, is a tool to bring one quickly up to date on a subdiscipline,"---Seminary Studies. 1148 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 1148
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.70 X 6.30 (inches)
ISBN: 0199596522
ISBN-13: 9780199596522
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Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

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The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies responds to and celebrates the explosion of research in this inter-disciplinary field over recent decades. As 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 sub-specialties of early Christian studies, written by leading figures in the discipline. The essays orientate 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 or sub-specialty of early Christian studies, especially one different from their own.

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