Daniela Paula Bartolome
In Christianity, saints are regarded as beings who serve as intermediaries between God and humanity. They hold a central position between holiness and relatability. A saint must have shown heroic virtue, have performed miracles, are worthy of imitation, and perhaps have suffered martyrdom (United States Conference of Catholic …
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Dirk Rohmann, Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity: Studies in Text Transmission, Baylor University Press, 2017.
Only a small fraction of ancient literature survives—less than one percent, estimates reveal. While the reasons vary, it is an irony that Christianity, often regarded as responsible for the proliferation and spread of books and book …
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Philip F. Esler (ed.), The Early Christian World, Routledge 2017.
Since its publication in 2000, The Early Christian World has come to be regarded by scholars, students and the general reader as one of the most informative and accessible works in English on the origins, development, character and major figures of …
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Stephen J. Shoemaker, Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion, Yale University Press, New Have & London, 2015.
For the first time a noted historian of Christianity explores the full story of the emergence and development of the Marian cult in the early Christian centuries. The means by which Mary, mother of Jesus, …
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