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Community Letters
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Within early Christianity, community letters are foundational. Letters sent to specific communities had the purpose of establishing their identity and/or urging them to a certain kind of behavior or belief. These letters took a variety of forms to match a variety of purposes and have varying amounts of overlap with other ancient Mediter…

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Edsall, Benjamin A., “Community Letters”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000731>
First published online: 2018



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