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Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley
Huttner, Ulrich
Green, David, translator

Leiden: Brill, 2013 pp. xxii + 492. Volume 85 $223.00

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Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity


Description: In Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley, Ulrich Huttner explores the way Christians established communities and defined their position within their surroundings from the first to the fifth centuries. He shows that since the time of Paul the apostle, the cities Colossae, Hierapolis and Laodicea allowed Christians to expand and develop in their own way. Huttner uses a wide variety of sources, not only Christian texts—from Pauline letters to Byzantine hagiographies—but also inscriptions and archeological remains, to reconstruct the religious conflicts as well as cooperation between Christians, Jews and Pagans. The book reveals the importance of local conditions in the development of Early Christianity.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Deutero-Pauline Epistles, Ephesians, Colossians, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, Hebrews, Revelation, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, New Testament Apocrypha, Epistles, Apocalypses, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Mishnah and Talmud, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins, Archaeology, Social-Scientific Approaches, Anthropology

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Review by John C. Poirier
Published 6/1/2015
Citation: John C. Poirier, review of Ulrich Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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