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Christianity and Classical Culture
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The reception of classical culture in early Christianity was complex and diversified, depending on times, areas, authors, and the many aspects of the classical heritage that were absorbed and transformed, to various degrees, in Christian culture. The most interesting facets of this reception surely concern literature and philosophy. Most ancient Christian intellectuals who received a th…

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Ramelli, Ilaria L.E., “Christianity and Classical Culture”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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