Books and Readers in the Early Church: A History of Early Christian Texts

Books and Readers in the Early Church: A History of Early Christian Texts

by Harry Y. Gamble
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300060246

ISBN-13: 9780300060249

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

This fascinating and lively book provides the first comprehensive discussion of the production, circulation, and use of books in early Christianity. It explores the extent of literacy in early Christian communities; the relation in the early church between oral tradition and written materials; the physical form of early Christian books; how books were produced,

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This fascinating and lively book provides the first comprehensive discussion of the production, circulation, and use of books in early Christianity. It explores the extent of literacy in early Christian communities; the relation in the early church between oral tradition and written materials; the physical form of early Christian books; how books were produced, transcribed, published, duplicated, and disseminated; how Christian libraries were formed; who read the books, in what circumstances, and to what purposes.

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ISBN-13:
9780300060249
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.00(d)

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