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Sunday, March 28, 2010

REVIEW: Anne Marie Luijendijk, Greetings in the Lord

AnneMarie Luijendijk, Greetings in the Lord: Early Christians and the Oxyrhynchus Papyri. Harvard Theological Studies 60.   Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard Divinity School, 2008.  Pp. xix, 294.  ISBN 9780674025950.  $25.00 (pb).   

Reviewed by Roberta Mazza, University of Manchester (roberta.mazza@manchester.ac.uk)
The city of Oxyrhynchus has attracted the attention of scholars in early Christian studies since the first archaeological season of Grenfell and Hunt on the site (1896-1897), which, amongst others, brought into light the Greek original of what came to be known about fifty years later as the Gospel of Thomas (P. Oxy. I, 1). From that moment onwards the ancient rubbish heaps of the city have given to us a wide range not only of Christian literature, but also of documents -- such as letters, lists and contracts -- relating to the everyday life of Christians and Christian institutions in that city and its neighbourhood.

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