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Late antiquity can fairly be seen as the age of the rise of the category of prayer. That, of course, does not deny the presence of prayers in earlier periods, as can be easily seen in the Bible. However, in late antiquity the scriptural descriptions of prayers are slowly and gradually be…

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Bick, Shraga, “Prayer”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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