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A list of the works of Origen (Jerome, Letter 33)

A correspondent kindly sent me some extracts of a English translation of Henri Crouzel’s book on Origen.[1]  On p.37-38 I find an English translation of the list of Origen’s works, as given by Jerome in letter 33.  This is very useful information,...
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Did Arianism Help the Church?

Did Arianism Help the Church? | Early Christianity | Scoop.it
One of the greatest theological disputes of the early 4th Century church revolved around the question of Christ's divinity as it related to his humanity and suffering. Arius was the voice being opposed, and was confronted under ...

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A Mosaic in Aluma: Monogram or Staurogram?

A Mosaic in Aluma: Monogram or Staurogram? | Early Christianity | Scoop.it
Image: Taken from Yahoo! News, Jan. 24th 2014 A 1,500 year old Byzantine basilica has been discovered in the village of Aluma, near Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Biblical Studies Online

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Biblical Studies Online
The goal of Biblical Studies Online is to provide both biblical scholars and the interested wider public with ease of access to quality biblical scholarship, as it comes available online.
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Honouring “Jupiter’s day” in the 6th century AD

From Caesarius of Arles, Sermon 13, chapter 5:[1]
(5) Now, I believe that the unfortunate practices which have remained from the profane customs of the pagans have under God’s inspiration been removed from these places because of your reproaches.
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Gospel of Thomas Online Videos

Gospel of Thomas Online Videos | Early Christianity | Scoop.it
I just noticed from a blog post by James F. McGrath that Mike Grondin has collected a series of videos and podcasts on his Gospel of Thomas Resource Center page. I wish to thank Mike for adding my interview with Brice Jones to the list.
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Surena, el antepasado de un rey mago

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 Surena, luciendo mostacho
El único pueblo que le plantó cara a los romanos y les hizo sudar bilis durante siglos, sin ser nunca conquistado, merece un personaje en nuestra lista de secundarios.
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A quick look at: the early Christian catacombs of Rome

A quick look at: the early Christian catacombs of Rome | Early Christianity | Scoop.it
A quick look at: the early Christian catacombs of Rome.
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Roman Catacombs Online: From the International Catacomb Society to Google Earth

Roman Catacombs Online: From the International Catacomb Society to Google Earth | Early Christianity | Scoop.it
The International Catacomb Society is a non-profit organization “dedicated to the preservation and documentation of the Roman catacombs & those rare vestiges of history that illustrate the common influences on Jewish, Christian, and Pagan...
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The divine, online - Harvard Gazette

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Harvard Gazette The divine, online Harvard Gazette The HarvardX course module, “Early Christianity: The Letters of Paul,” HDS1554.1x, taught by Laura Nasrallah, explores the context of the Pauline correspondence in the Roman Empire and the impact...
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Firmicus Maternus: Early Christianity's Theonomy Apologist

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Firmicus Maternus was an important figure during early Christendom in the fourth century. A learned member of the senatorial class, he was a public advocate and a pagan astrologer before becoming a Christian.
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Salvian, Letter 9, to Salonius: on why he used the name Timothy when writing Ad Ecclesiam

In Forgery and counterforgery, Ehrman makes great play of the “confession” of Salvian that he forged a work in the name of the apostle Timothy.  Unfortunately he does not give the text of the letter in question.  The reference is to letter 9 in the...
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The “forgeries of the Apollinarians”

This evening I stumbled across a book which few, perhaps, will have read: Georges Florovsky’s The Byzantine Fathers of the Sixth to Eighth Centuries.  Fortunately the book is accessible here, for it is otherwise quite uncommon.
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The Filioque and Arianism: Was It Really Necessary?

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Was the addition of Filioque to the Nicene Creed necessary to combat Arianism in the West? This is an assertion often made in its defense, but is this really true? Filioque—"and the Son" in Latin—i...

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The Life and Works of Sextus Julius Africanus, Part 1: The Diplomat

The Life and Works of Sextus Julius Africanus, Part 1: The Diplomat | Early Christianity | Scoop.it
Christianity at the end of the second century AD found itself at a crossroads. The new religion had survived persecutions and spread throughout the Mediterranean world and beyond. Yet, the last of ...
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Might we lose money (shock) if we publish open-access?

A correspondent has drawn my attention to the OAPEN-UK project, and the participation of Oxford University Press in it.
This means that, temporarily, some monographs are online as PDF’s on various sites and accessible to us all, e.g. here.
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Did moral decay destroy the ancient world?

The idea, that the Roman state declined, and ultimately collapsed, in part, because of the moral decay of the Romans themselves, is a commonplace of older literature.[1] On the other hand many modern writers scoff at the very idea.  A Google books...
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COMO ANCLA DEL ALMA

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COMO ANCLA del ALMA  COMO UN ANCLA DEL ALMA, FIRME Y SEGURA (Hebreos 6,19-20)      El vientre de Roma esconde fabulosos HIPOGEOS donde se despliegan los SÍMBOLOS de la nueva religión: las CATACUMBA...
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A catena fragment of Eusebius on Psalm 29:7

John Literal has sent me a translation made for him by Peter Papoutsis of a catena fragment discussing Daniel, and attributed to our old friend Eusebius.  He has kindly allowed me to post it here.  The biblical passage being commented on is Psalm...
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La matanza de los Inocentes ¿es verosímil?

LA MATANZA DE LOS INOCENTES Con la colaboración especial del catedrático Antonio Piñero La matanza de los Santos Inocentes, aparte de sinónimo actual de las típicas inocentadas, es otro de los oscuros episodios del Nuevo Testamento que cada Navidad...
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Mudslides protected ancient Vatican necropolis from ravages of time

Mudslides protected ancient Vatican necropolis from ravages of time | Early Christianity | Scoop.it
The Catholic Register Mudslides protected ancient Vatican necropolis from ravages of time The Catholic Register But unlike the Italian town of Pompeii, which was abandoned and frozen in time after the disastrous eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D, the...

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More from Mango on ancient statues in Byzantium

I’m still looking at Cyril Mango’s marvellous paper on the fate of ancient statues in medieval Byzantium[1], and looking up references from it.  I learn something from every one of these.
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New Discovery: The Earliest Manuscript of Justin Martyr (P.Oxy. 5129)

New Discovery: The Earliest Manuscript of Justin Martyr (P.Oxy. 5129) | Early Christianity | Scoop.it
In the latest issue of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri series, W. B. Henry offers an edition of P.Oxy. 5129 (Justin Martyr's First Apology), which is the earliest manuscript of any text of Justin Martyr.
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Digitized Papyri at the British Museum

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Posted on the Medieval manuscripts blog and on a number of mailing lists 28 October 2013 Precious PapyriThe British Library holds one of the most significant collections of Greek papyri in the world, including the longest and most significant ...
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P.Oxy. LXV 4446 (P107) and the Text of John 17:1

P.Oxy. LXV 4446 (P107) and the Text of John 17:1 | Early Christianity | Scoop.it
P.Oxy. LXV 4446 (P107) is a tiny papyrus fragment dated to the 3rd cent. CE that preserves portions of the Gospel of John 17:1-2, 11.
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