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Ad fontes: Original Manuscripts and Their Significance for Studying Early Christianity: Selected Essays
Kraus, Thomas J.

Leiden: Brill, 2007 pp. xxv + 272. $169.00

Series Information
Texts and Editions for New Testament Study, 3


Description: This selection of essays with autobiographical introduction aims to demonstrate the value of working with the original manuscripts in detail in order to gain a more profound understanding of the many facets of Early Christianity, in particular the texts and background of the New Testament. This book should persuade other scholars to once again take a look at the original manuscripts, whether it be a textual witness to the New Testament, some apocryphal text, a reference to early Christian life, or even a specific socio-historical feature of the life of the common people in the days of early Christianity.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins, Textual Criticism


Review by Christopher Tuckett
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Published 6/28/2008
Citation: Christopher Tuckett, review of Thomas J. Kraus, Ad fontes: Original Manuscripts and Their Significance for Studying Early Christianity: Selected Essays, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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