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School, Difference Christianity and Pagan Schools
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The English word “school” is rendered by multiple words in the languages of antiquity and denotes several concepts related to pedagogy, learning, and intellectual culture. A school may be:

1.  a location where instruction takes place;

2.  a social group comprising teachers and students, engaged in practices whose aim is to inculcate various skills and knowledge;

3.  a tr…

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Urbano, Arthur P., “School, Difference Christianity and Pagan Schools”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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