Guardians of Letters: Literacy, Power, and the Transmitters of Early Christian Literature by Kim Haines-Eitzen

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

byKim Haines-Eitzen

Hardcover | October 15, 2000

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$148.50

Earn 743 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

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.

About The Author

Kim Haines-Eitzen is at Cornell University.

Details & Specs

Title:Guardians of Letters: Literacy, Power, and the Transmitters of Early Christian LiteratureFormat:HardcoverPublished:October 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195135644

ISBN - 13:9780195135640

Look for similar items by category:

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

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

"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