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- Publisher: Baylor University Press (August 4, 2015)
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"Christian Oxyrhynchus is a marvelous resource for scholars and students alike. The volume collects not only the fragments of texts that eventually became part of the 'New Testament' but also a wealth of extracanonical Christian texts, hymns, prayers, tractates, and amulets that constituted the library of knowledge that Oxyrhynchite Christians had in the second to the fourth centuries C.E. Taken together, these form a rich dossier, illustrating the complexion and contours of Christianity at this important Egyptian city."―John S. Kloppenborg, F.R.S.C., Professor and Chair, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
"A treasure trove! This book will serve as a rich resource both for teaching and for original research on a formative period in the history of early Christianity with firsthand documents from a known provenance. I am sure it will stimulate and generate new research on this important site and its Christian population. I recommend it warmly."―AnneMarie Luijendijk, Chair and Professor, Department of Religion, Princeton University
"This important new collection forms an indispensable aid to research on early Christian Egypt, and will serve as the basis for the next generation of work on Christianity in Oxyrhynchus."―Malcolm Choat, Associate Professor, Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University
"For the first time ever, Lincoln Blumell and Thomas Wayment provide a collection of literary and documentary witnesses to early Christianity from a late ancient town in Upper Egypt. Students and scholars alike will profit from the meticulous and scrutinizing work of collecting this mass of papyri from the second to the fourth century."―Thomas J. Kraus, University of Zurich
"This is an exceptionally useful volumeThe material presented here will enrich understanding of the life and concerns of this significant early Christian community."―Paul Foster, Expository Times
"Blumell and Wayment are competent and conscientious editors. We thank them for the results of their labours, which should bring these texts to an audience wider than that served by the original publications."―Novum Testamentum
"This volume is sure to stimulate further investigation into the social, economic, and religious lives of Christians in Oxyrhynchus."―Geoffrey S. Smith, Review of Biblical Literature
"Blumell and Wayment are to be congratulated for an impressive achievement: a much-needed resource, highly detailed and accurately executed. Anyone who has endured the constant searching and sifting of volume after volume of the Oxyrhynchus library will recognize immediately the value and convenience of this collection. In all, Christian Oxyrhynchus fills a glaring gap with an excellent and eminently useful tool for scholars as well as students who are interested in early Christianity, its people, and its texts."―Zachary J. Cole, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
About the Author
Lincoln H. Blumell is Assistant Professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University.
Thomas Wayment is Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University.
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