Those interested in the early history of Christianity, the interaction with Graeco-Roman, Jewish, Persian and other religions.
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Roderic L. Mullen, Ph.D. (1994) in Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is Research Fellow in Theology at the University of Birmingham. He has published on textual criticism of the New Testament, including The New Testament Text of Cyril of Jerusalem.
PART ONE: CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN ASIA BEFORE 325 C.E.
Palestine; Syria Phoenice; Syria Proper; Arabia; (Roman) Mesopotamia; Assyria and Babylonia
Persia; India and Bactria; Isauria, Cilicia, and Cyprus; Dioecesis of Asia; Dioecesis of Pontica; Pontus Polemoniacus, Colchis, and Transcaucasian Iberia; Armenia Major
PART TWO: CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN EUROPE BEFORE 325 C.E.
Dioecesis of Thrace; North and Northwest Coasts of the Black Sea; Greece
Province Dalmatia; Moesia Superior; Dacia Traiana; Pannonia; Dioecesis of the City of Rome; Dioecesis of Italy
Noricum; Raetia; Germania (Superior and Inferior); Gaul; Britannia; Hispania
PART THREE:CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN AFRICA BEFORE 325 C.E.
Egypt; Cyrenaica and Libya; Africa Proconsularis; Numidia; Mauretania Sitifensis; Mauretania Caesariensis; Mauretania Tingitana; Unlocatable Christian Communities in North Africa; Ethiopia (Aksum) to the mid-Fourth Century
Bibliography and Abbreviations
This volume covers the geographical spread of Christianity in its first three centuries. It is arranged by continents - Asia, Europe and Africa - to show the gradual development of Christian communities down to the Council of Nicaea in 325. The area surveyed stretches from Wales to the borders of India, and from the Northern coasts of the Black Sea to the plains of Morocco. The result is a picture not only of the outward development of early Christianity but of the variety that existed within it as well.
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