Christian Documentary

General Bibliography

Antonini, L. “Le chiese cristiane nell’Egitto dal IV al IX secolo.” Aegyptus 20 (1940): 129–208.

Artz-Grabner, Peter. “‘Brothers’ and ‘Sisters’ in Documentary Papyri and in Early Christianity.” RivB 50 (2002): 185–204.

Bagnall, Roger S. “Religious Conversion and Onomastic Change in Early Byzantine Egypt.” BASP 19 (1982): 105–24.

———. “Conversion and Onomastics: A Reply.” ZPE 69 (1987): 243-50.

———. “Combat ou vide: Christianisme et paganisme dans l’Égypte romaine tardive.” Ktema 13 (1988): 285–96.

Bell, H.I., ed. Jews and Christians in Egypt: The Jewish Troubles in Alexandria and the Athanasian Controversy.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, Publishers, 1972 (reprint).

———. “Evidences of Christianity in Egypt During the Roman Period.” HTR 37, no. 2 (1944): 185–208.

Choat, Malcolm. Belief and Cult in Fourth-Century Papyri. Studia Antiqua Australiensia I. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2006.

Choat, Malcolm, and Rachel Yuen-Collingridge. “A Church with No Books and a Reader Who Cannot Write: The Strange Case of P.Oxy. 33.2673.” BASP 46 (2009): 109–38.

Clarke, G.W. “An Illiterate Lector?” ZPE 57 (1984): 103-04.

Clarysse, Willy. “The Coptic Martyr Cult.” In Martyrium in Multidisciplinary Perspective, edited by M. Lamberigts and P. van Deun, 377–96. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1995.

Crum, W.E. “Egyptian Martyrs.” JTS 10 (1908-09): 459–65.

———. “Fragments of a Church Calendar.” ZNW 37 (1938): 23–32.

Delehaye, H. “Les martyrs d’Égypte.” AnBoll 40 (1920): 5-154, 299-364.

———. “Le calendrier d’Oxyrhynque pour l’année 535-536.” AnBoll 42 (1924): 83–99.

Derda, T., and E. Wipszycka. “L’ emploi des titres abba, apa et papas dans l’Égypte byzantine.” JJP 24 (1994): 23–56.

Epp, Eldon. “The Oxyrhynchus New Testament Papyri: ‘Not Without Honor Except in Their Own Hometown’?”  JBL 123 (2004): 5–55.

Harris, B.F. “The Use of Scripture in Some Unidentified Theological Papyri.” In Ancient History in a Modern University, edited by T.W. Hillard, et al., 228–32. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 1998.

Judge, E.A. “Fourth-Century Monasticism in the Papyri.” In Proceedings of the XVI International Congress of Papyrology, 613–20. Chico, 1981.

Leone, Aurora. I Papiri e Il Cristianesimo in Egitto: Chiese e Monasteri Tra Il IVp e l’VIIIp. Vol. I, Le Chiese Egiziane Tra IVp e VIIIp. Naples: Grauseditore, 2006.

Luijendijk, AnneMarie. Greetings in the Lord: Christian Identity and the Oxyrhynchus Papyri. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2008.

———. “Papyri from the Great Persecution: Roman and Christian Perspectives.” JECS 16, no. 3 (2008): 341-69.

Modena, L.G. “Il Christianesimo ad Ossirinco secondo i papiri: Chiese e conventi e loro condizione economica.”  BSAA 9 (1936–37): 254–69.

———. “Il Christianesimo ad Ossirinco: papiri letterari e cultura religiosa.” BSAA 10 (1938–39): 293–310.

Nobbs, Alanna. “An Early Fourth-Century Female Monastic Community in Egypt?” In Maistor: Classical, Byzantine, and Renaissance Studies for Robert Browning, edited by Ann Moffat, 77–83. Canberra: Australian Association for Byzantine Studies, 1984.

———. “‘Beloved Brothers’ in the New Testament and Early Christianity.” In The New Testament in Its First Century Setting: Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B.W. Winter on His 65th Birthday, edited by P.J. Williams, Andrew D. Clarke, Peter M. Head, and David Instone-Brewer, 143-50. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004.

O’Leary, De Lacy. The Saints of Egypt. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937.

Papaconstantinou, Arietta. Le culte des saints en Égypte: des byzantins aux Abbassides. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2001.

Pearson, Birger A. “Earliest Christianity in Egypt: Some Observations.” In The Roots of Egyptian Christianity, edited by Birger A Pearson and James E. Goehring, 132–59. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1986.

Snyder, Graydon F. Ante Pacem: Archaeological Evidence of Church Life Before Constantine. Macon, GA.: Mercer University Press, 2003.

Timm, Stefan. Das christlich-koptische Ägypten in arabischer Zeit: eine Sammlung christlicher Stätten in Ägypten in arabischer Zeit, unter Ausschluss von Alexandria, Kairo, des Apa-Mena-Klosters (Der Abu Mina), der Sketis (Wadi n-Natrun) und der Sinai-Region. Beihefte zum Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients. Reihe B, Geisteswissenschaften. Nr. 41. Wiesbaden: L. Reichert, 1984.

van Minnen, Peter. “The Roots of Egyptian Christianity.” APF 40 (1994): 71–85.

Wipszycka, Ewa. Les resources et les activités économiques des églises en Égypte du 4e au 8e siècle. Bruxelles: Fondation égyptologique Reine Élisabeth, 1972.

———. “La valeur de l’onomastique pour l’histoire de la christianisation de l’Égypte.” ZPE 62 (1986): 173–81.

———. “La christianisation de l’Égypte aux ive-vie siècles. Aspects sociaux et ethniques.” Aegyptus 68 (1988): 117–65.

———. “καθολική et les autres épithètes qualifiant le nom ἐκκλησία: contribution à l’étude de l’ordre hiérarchique des églises dans l’Égypte byzantine .” JJP 24 (1994): 191–212.

———. “The Origins of Monarchic Episcopate in Egypt.” Adamantius 12 (2006): 71–90.

———. “The Institutional Church.” In Egypt in the Byzantine World, 300-700, edited by Roger Bagnall, 331–49.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.


Blumell, Lincoln. “Is P.Oxy. 3057 the Earliest Christian Letter?” In Early Christian Manuscripts:Examples of Applied Method and Approach, edited by T.J. Kraus and Tobias Nicklas, 97–113. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2010.

———. “Reconsidering the Dates of Three Christian Letters: P.Oxy. 2193, 2194, P.Köln 200 and a Reference in the Historia monachorum in Aegypto.” APF 52, no. 2 (2008): 219–23.

Cavassini, Maria Teresa. “Lettere cristiane nei papiri greci d’Egitto.” Aegyptus 34 (1954): 266–82.

Choat, Malcolm. Belief and Cult in Fourth-Century Papyri. Studia Antiqua Australiensia I.  Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2006.

———. “Echo and Quotation of the New Testament in Papyrus Letters to the End of the Fourth Century.” In New Testament Manuscripts: Their Texts and Their World, ed. Thomas J Kraus and Nicklas Tobias, 267-92.  Leiden: Brill, 2006.

Choat, Malcolm, and Alanna Nobbs. “Monotheistic Formulae of Belief in Greek Letters on Papyrus from the Second to the Fourth Century.” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 2 (2001–05): 36–51.

Dineen, Lucilla. Titles of Address in Christian Greek Epistolography to A.D. 527. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America, 1929.

Klauck, Hans-Josef. Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Context and Exegesis.  Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2006.

Meecham, Henry G. Light from Ancient Letters: Private Correspondence in the Non-Literary Papyri of Oxyrhynchus of the First Four Centuries, and Its Bearing on New Testament Language and Thought. London: George Allen & Unwin LTD., 1923.

Montevecchi, Orsolina. “ΤΗΝ ΕΠΙΣΤΟΛΗΝ ΚΕΧΙΑΣΜΕΝΗΝ P.Oxy. XLII 3057.” Aegyptus 80 (2000): 187–94.

M. Naldini, Il Cristianesimo in Egitto: Lettere private nei papiri dei secoli II—IV. Florence 1968. Nos. 1—97. Second ed. Fiesole 1998, with addenda but no additional texts.

Nobbs, A.M. “Formulas of Belief in Greek Papyrus Letters of the Third and Fourth Centuries.”  In Ancient History in a Modern University, Vol. II, edited by T.W. Hillard, et al., 233-37.  Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. co., 1998.

J. O’Callaghan, Cartas cristianas griegas del siglo V. Barcelona 1963. (Biblioteca Historica de la Biblioteca Balmes, ser. II 25). Nos. 1—63.

Parsons, Peter. “The Earliest Christian Letter?” In Miscellània Papirològica (Pap. Flor. VII), edited by R. Pintaudi, 289. Firenze: Edizioni Gonnelli, 1980.

Stanton, G.R. “The Proposed Earliest Christian Letter on Papyrus and the Origin of the Term Philalellia.” ZPE 54 (1984): 49–63.

Teeter, Timothy. “Christian Letters of Recommendation in the Papyrus Record.” The Patristic & Byzantine Review 9, no. 1 (1990): 59–69.

Teeter, Timothy M. “Letters of Recommendation or Letters of Peace?” APF Beiheft 3 (1997): 954–60.

G. Tibiletti, Le Lettere privati nei papiri greci del III e IV secolo d.C. Milan 1979. (Scienze filologiche e letteratura XV). Nos. 1—34.

Wipszycka, Ewa. “Remarques sur les lettres privées chrétiennes des IIe-IVe siècles (à propos d’un livre de M. Naldini).” JJP 18 (1974): 203–21.

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