Abstract

Two papyrus documents from the time of the Great Persecution—an official document relating to the confiscation of church property and a private letter from a man to his wife—show how Christians were coping with the imperial measures by small acts of resistance. These mundane texts thus nuance our understanding of this formative period for ancient Christianity.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3184
Print ISSN
1067-6341
Pages
pp. 341-369
Launched on MUSE
2008-09-14
Open Access
No
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