Guardians of Letters: Literacy, Power, and the Transmitters of Early Christian Literature

Hardcover | October 15, 2000

byKim Haines-Eitzen

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Who were the scribes that copied early Christian literature during the second and third centuries? What roles did they play in the reproduction and dissemination of these writings? To answer these questions, this study utilizes evidence from early Christian literature and the earliestChristian papyri--including their form, physical features, and textual characteristics.

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Who were the scribes that copied early Christian literature during the second and third centuries? What roles did they play in the reproduction and dissemination of these writings? To answer these questions, this study utilizes evidence from early Christian literature and the earliestChristian papyri--including their form, physical fea...

Kim Haines-Eitzen is at Cornell University.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:October 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195135644

ISBN - 13:9780195135640

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"Haines-Eitzen's study prods New Testament scholars, who often use the critical apparatus and ponder variant readings, to give some thought also to the people and processes that lie behind the manuscript traditions. It is also highly recommended not only for historians of early Christianityand textual critics but for anyone interested in the transition from orality to literacy, gender roles, educationm and the social history of the first several centuries of the Common Era."-- The Journal of the American Academy of Religion