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Dream
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We find information about dreams in classical times and in the early church in several different sources and genres (Dörnberg, 2008, 20–25). A common format is a narrative in which a dream occurs. Another genre is the dream theory, reflections on the origin, function, and possible interpretation of dreams. A special means of …

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Koet, Bart J., “Dream”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000990>
First published online: 2020



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