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Early Libyan Christianity : uncovering a North African tradition

Author: Thomas C Oden
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Academic, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uncovering this North African tradition and offering it to a wide reading audience is the task that Tom Oden sets for himself in this fascinating tour de force. The book, originating as lectures delivered at the Da'wa Islamic University in Tripoli in 2008 and later expanded as the W.H. Griffith Thomas Lectures in 2009 at Dallas Theological Seminary, has been expanded and refined to provide additional insights and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Oden
ISBN: 9780830839438 0830839437
OCLC Number: 730114583
Description: 332 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: A buried history awaiting discovery --
Libya in biblical times --
The Cyrene-Jerusalem link: early Christianity in Cyrene --
The Cyrenaic core of early Christian leadership --
Libyan voices in Christian history before Nicaea --
Synesius of Cyrene --
Five centuries of Christian presence in Cyrene --
The early Christian presence in eastern Libya --
Early Christian presence in Tripolitania --
Why Libya? --
Conclusion: the Libyan contribution to Christianity.
Responsibility: Thomas C. Oden.

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Uncovering this North African tradition and offering it to a wide reading audience is the task that Tom Oden sets for himself in this fascinating tour de force. The book, originating as lectures delivered at the Da'wa Islamic University in Tripoli in 2008 and later expanded as the W.H. Griffith Thomas Lectures in 2009 at Dallas Theological Seminary, has been expanded and refined to provide additional insights and references, surveying the texts, architecture and landmarks of this important period of Christian history.
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