The Origins and Emergence of the Church in Edessa During the First Two Centuries a.D

  title={The Origins and Emergence of the Church in Edessa During the First Two Centuries a.D},
  author={Leslie W. Barnard},
  journal={Vigiliae Christianae},
  • L. Barnard
  • Published 1967
  • History
  • Vigiliae Christianae
Recent discoveries have underlined the importance of Eastern Christianity in the early centuries of the Christian era. For too long Church historians tended to look at the early Church through Western, i.e. Graeco-Roman, eyes. This was understandable inasmuch as the New Testament had been mainly concerned with the spread of Christianity from Jerusalem in a North West direction towards the capital of the Roman Empire, and most of the outstanding figures and literature of early Christian history… 
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