Paganism and Christianity in Egypt

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 13, 2012 - History - 236 pages
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First published in 1913, this book provides an informative analysis of the transition from Paganism to Christianity in Egypt. Originally designed as a handbook for students of early Christian literature, the text discusses factors in the development of Christian ideas and institutions not easily discerned in the works of Greek and Latin authors. The fundamental importance of ancient religious traditions in the development of Egyptian Christianity is of central importance to the argument, which draws on numerous primary sources. Concise and highly readable, this book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Egyptian history and the development of Christianity.
 

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Contents

CHAP PAGE
1
THE EGYPTIAN RELIGION AT THE BEGINNING
23
LITERARY
53
FURTHER
82
PIsrIs SOPHIA
148
THE BOOKS OF IEOU AND ornnn GNosrIc FRAG
183
THE RISE or CHRISTIAN AscErIcIsM AND MONAS
198
INDEX
220
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