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Midwest Publishing organization Award of Excellence (Scholarly/Reference) 2014 Readers' selection Awards Honorable point out The Encyclopedia of old Christianity covers 8 centuries of the Christian church and contains 3,220 entries by means of a workforce of 266 students from 26 international locations representing a number of Christian traditions. It attracts upon such fields as archaeology, paintings and structure, biography, cultural reports, ecclesiology, geography, background, philosophy, and theology. This three-volume encyclopedia bargains remarkable, finished insurance of the folk, areas and ideas of historical Christianity.

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Milan 1991); A. Russi, I pastori e l’esposizione degli infanti nella tarda legislazione imperiale e nei documenti epigrafici: MEFRA 88 (1986) 855-898; J. M. Rawson, Alumni: the Italian evidence: ZPE 83 (1990) 1-19; M. Memmar, Ad servitutem aut ad lupanar. . V. Harris, Child Exposure in the Roman Empire: JRS 84 (1994) 1-22; G. Nathan, The Family in Late Antiquity: The Rise of Christianity and the Endurance of Tradition, London-New York 2000; B. Stawoska, Einige Bemerkungen zur Onomastik und Prosopographie christlicher Inschriften für Alumnen, in Prosopographica, L.

Augustine developed this *typology, sacrifice (Ambrose, De incar. 1,4). , basing it upon Heb 12:24 (Contr. Faustum 12,9-10). they are normally represented on *sarcophagi ofThe parallelism between the blood that “cries out” fering their gifts to God (Gen 4:3-4): Abel, a shepand the interceding blood is found in other Fathers herd and guardian of the flock, offers a lamb; Cain, also (*Greg. , Or. , Adv. Iud. an agricultural offering, the fruits of the earth: at 8,8). , of the suffering Christ grapes (Rome, Museo Pio Crist.

From their writings we know that he gave significant impetus to a literary genre typical of the Persian church, whose roots can be traced to *Narsai and *Jacob of Sarug: the “explanations” or “causes,” treatises aimed at illustrating the rationale for liturgical celebrations, the *sacraments and the underlying theology of the latter—a theology that, being rooted in the liturgy, was more developed in its historical-salvific dimension than in a more technical *christological or *trinitarian dimension.

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