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Aphrahat and Pauline reception : 1 Corinthians 7 and baptismal reasoning in East and West
Edsall, Benjamin. (2021). Aphrahat and Pauline reception : 1 Corinthians 7 and baptismal reasoning in East and West. New Testament Studies. 67(3), pp. 407-423. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0028688521000047

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'The blind and the lame' : An adapted category in early Christian communal self-understanding
Crabbe, Kylie. (2021). 'The blind and the lame' : An adapted category in early Christian communal self-understanding. In In Barclay, John M.G. and Crabbe, Kylie (Ed.). The reception of Jewish tradition in the social imagination of the early Christians pp. 107-128 Bloomsbury T & T Clark. https://doi.org/10.5040/9780567696014.ch-006

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Scribes, pharisees, sadducees and trypho : Jewish leadership and Jesus traditions in Justin’s construal of Christian and Jewish identity
Edsall, Benjamin A.. (2021). Scribes, pharisees, sadducees and trypho : Jewish leadership and Jesus traditions in Justin’s construal of Christian and Jewish identity. In In Barclay, John M. G. and Crabbe, Kylie (Ed.). The reception of Jewish tradition in the social imagination of the early Christians pp. 145-160 Bloomsbury T & T Clark. https://doi.org/10.5040/9780567696014.ch-008

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Justin Martyr without the “Parting” or the “Ways”
Edsall, Benjamin A.. (2021). Justin Martyr without the “Parting” or the “Ways”. In In Schröter, Jens, Edsall, Benjamin A. and Verheyden, Joseph (Ed.). Jews and Christians : Parting ways in the first two centuries CE? : Reflections on the gains and losses of a model pp. 239-262 Walter de Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110742213-010

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Introduction to the reception of Jesus in the first three centuries
Barclay, John M.G. and Crabbe, Kylie. (2021). Introduction to the reception of Jesus in the first three centuries. In In Barclay, John M.G. and Crabbe, Kylie (Ed.). The reception of Jewish tradition in the social imagination of the early Christians pp. 1-11 Bloomsbury T & T Clark.

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Approaching renaissance religions
Howard, Peter. (2021). Approaching renaissance religions. In In Howard, Peter, Terpstra, Nicholas and Saccenti, Riccardo (Ed.). Renaissance religions : Modes and meanings in history pp. 13-44 Brepols Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1484/M.ES-EB.5.121898

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The reception of Paul, Peter, and James in the Apostolic Fathers
Edsall, Benjamin. (2021). The reception of Paul, Peter, and James in the Apostolic Fathers. In In Bird, Michael F. and Harrower, Scott D. (Ed.). The Cambridge companion to : The apostolic fathers pp. 119-134 Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108554992.007

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Augustine on prayer
Teubner, Jonathan D.. (2021). Augustine on prayer. In In Cocksworth, Ashley and McDowell, John C. (Ed.). T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Prayer pp. 303-318 Bloomsbury Publishing.

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Knowledge in song : Liturgical formation and transformation in Romanos the Melodist
Gador-Whyte, Sarah. (2021). Knowledge in song : Liturgical formation and transformation in Romanos the Melodist. In Hymns, homilies and hermeneutics in Byzantium pp. 89-106 Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004439573_007

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Sidonius Apollinaris contra Claudianus Mamertus: Jerome, Julianus Pomerius, and the Subversion of Praise
Hanaghan, Michael. (2021). Sidonius Apollinaris contra Claudianus Mamertus: Jerome, Julianus Pomerius, and the Subversion of Praise. Journal of Early Christian Studies. 29(2), pp. 215-236. https://doi.org/10.1353/earl.2021.0020

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The art of imagining: Martha Nussbaum between vulnerability and autonomy
Drapalo, Kamila. (2021). The art of imagining: Martha Nussbaum between vulnerability and autonomy [PhD Thesis]. Australian Catholic University Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry https://doi.org/10.26199/acu.8w72z

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Charity and pastoral power : a reconsideration of political augustinianism
Teubner, Jonathan. (2021). Charity and pastoral power : a reconsideration of political augustinianism. Studia Patristica. pp. 121-129.

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Divine simplicity in the theology of Irenaeus
Simons, Jonatán C.. (2021). Divine simplicity in the theology of Irenaeus [PhD Thesis]. Australian Catholic University Institute of Religion and Critical Inquiry https://doi.org/10.26199/acu.8w716

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Nature and environment
Balthrop-Lewis, Alda. (2021). Nature and environment. In In Lovin, Robin and Mauldin, Joshua (Ed.). The Oxford handbook of Reinhold Niebuhr pp. 485-499 Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198813569.013.30

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Rufinus’ bloody pagan tyrants
Hanaghan, Michael P.. (2021). Rufinus’ bloody pagan tyrants. Vigiliae Christianae: a review of early Christian life and languages. 75(1), pp. 22-42. https://doi.org/10.1163/15700720-12341460

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“The Hostile Devices of the Demented Demons” : Tatian on astrology and pharmacology
Crawford, Matthew R.. (2021). “The Hostile Devices of the Demented Demons” : Tatian on astrology and pharmacology. Journal of Early Christian Studies. 29(1), pp. 31-59. https://doi.org/10.1353/earl.2021.0001

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Thoreau's religion : Walden Woods, social justice, and the politics of asceticism
Balthrop-Lewis, Alda. (2021). Thoreau's religion : Walden Woods, social justice, and the politics of asceticism Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108891608

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Posthuman transformation in ancient mediterranean thought : Becoming angels and demons
Litwa, M. David. (2021). Posthuman transformation in ancient mediterranean thought : Becoming angels and demons Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108921572

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Clement and the Catechumenate in the Late Second Century
Edsall, Benjamin A.. (2020). Clement and the Catechumenate in the Late Second Century. In In Ayres, Lewis and Ward, H. Clifton (Ed.). The rise of the early christian intellectual pp. 101-127 De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110608632-008

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Philosophy as transformation in early Christian thought
Champion, Michael. (2020). Philosophy as transformation in early Christian thought. In In Parry, Ken (Ed.). Eastern Christianity and late antique philosophy pp. 133-149 Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004429567_007

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Franciscaanse Jeruzalems in Italië : Drie sacri monti nader bekeken (ca. 1480–1520)
van Eck, Marianne P. Ritsema. (2020). Franciscaanse Jeruzalems in Italië : Drie sacri monti nader bekeken (ca. 1480–1520). In In van den Bent, Josephine and Hart, Thomas (Ed.). Jeruzalem, Jeroesjalajiem, Al-Quds : De helige stad door de eeuwen heen pp. 117-125 Uitgeverij Verloren.

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Response to Denys Turner
Coakley, Sarah. (2020). Response to Denys Turner. Modern Theology. 36(1), pp. 155-158. https://doi.org/10.1111/moth.12572

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How to deceive by way of the truth : Marx and the critique of political theology
Turner, Denys. (2020). How to deceive by way of the truth : Marx and the critique of political theology. Modern Theology. 36, pp. 140-154. https://doi.org/10.1111/moth.12583

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Medical art in spiritual direction : Basil, Barsanuphios, and John on diagnosis and meaning in illness
Zecher, Jonathan. (2020). Medical art in spiritual direction : Basil, Barsanuphios, and John on diagnosis and meaning in illness. Journal of Early Christian Studies. 28(4), pp. 591-623. https://doi.org/10.1353/earl.2020.0044

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Ascriptive realism and the book of Daniel : Questions for Richard Briggs
Sarisky, Darren. (2020). Ascriptive realism and the book of Daniel : Questions for Richard Briggs. Journal of Theological Interpretation. 14(1), pp. 60-64. https://doi.org/10.5325/jtheointe.14.1.0060

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The principle ancient sources on hypatia, translated
La Valle Norman, Dawn and Petkas, Alex. (2020). The principle ancient sources on hypatia, translated. In In La Valle Norman, Dawn and Petkas, Alex (Ed.). Hypatia of Alexandria : Her context and legacy pp. 239-253 Mohr Siebeck. https://doi.org/10.1628/978-3-16-158954-6

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The motion of another's death : Grief and mourning
Ocker, Christopher. (2020). The motion of another's death : Grief and mourning. In In Booth, Philip and Tingle, Elizabeth (Ed.). A companion to death, burial, and remembrance in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, c.1300-1700 pp. 368-392 Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004443433_015

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Judgments in scripture and the Creed : Reflections on identity and difference
Sarisky, Darren. (2020). Judgments in scripture and the Creed : Reflections on identity and difference. Modern Theology. pp. 1-17.

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Entangling medieval emotions and gender in Mediterranean history
Cassidy-Welch, Megan. (2020). Entangling medieval emotions and gender in Mediterranean history. Emotions: History, Culture, Society. 4(2), pp. 317-326. https://doi.org/10.1163/2208522X-02010098

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The Presocratics
Litwa, M. David. (2020). The Presocratics. In In Edwards, Mark (Ed.). The Routledge handbook of early Christian philosophy pp. 179-190 Routledge.

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The language of medicine in Renaissance preaching
Howard, Peter. (2020). The language of medicine in Renaissance preaching. In In Henderson, John, Jacobs, Frederika and Nelson, Jonathan K. (Ed.). Representing infirmity : Diseased bodies in Renaissance Italy pp. 28-46 Routledge.

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Lay brothers and sisters in the High and Late Middle Ages
Cassidy-Welch, Megan. (2020). Lay brothers and sisters in the High and Late Middle Ages. In In Beach, Alison I. and Cochelin, Isabelle (Ed.). The Cambridge history of medieval monasticism in the Latin West pp. 1027-1038 Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781107323742.055

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Miracles in the margins : The miraculous image of Santa Maria delle Carceri in Prato
Gilmore-Kuziow, Shannon. (2020). Miracles in the margins : The miraculous image of Santa Maria delle Carceri in Prato. In In Duits, Rembrandt (Ed.). The art of the poor : The aesthetic material culture of the lower classes in Europe 1300-1600 pp. 77-87 Bloomsbury Academic. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781838602284.0013

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The influence of Eusebius’ Chronicle on the Apologetic Treatises of Cyril of Alexandria and Augustine of Hippo
Crawford, Matthew R.. (2020). The influence of Eusebius’ Chronicle on the Apologetic Treatises of Cyril of Alexandria and Augustine of Hippo. Journal of Ecclesiastical History. 71(4), pp. 693-711. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022046920000664

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The father of the devil (John 8:44) : A Christian exegetical inspiration for the evil creator
Litwa, M. David. (2020). The father of the devil (John 8:44) : A Christian exegetical inspiration for the evil creator. Vigiliae Christinane. 74(5), pp. 540-565. https://doi.org/10.1163/15700720-12341453

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Introduction to Jacques Derrida’s “Christianity and Secularization”
Newheiser, David. (2020). Introduction to Jacques Derrida’s “Christianity and Secularization”. Critical Inquiry. 47, pp. 136-137. https://doi.org/10.1086/710911

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The language of dives and lazarus : Preaching generosity and almsgiving in renaissance florence
Howard, Peter. (2020). The language of dives and lazarus : Preaching generosity and almsgiving in renaissance florence. I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance. 23(1), pp. 33-51. https://doi.org/10.1086/708110

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Rhythmic flesh : How the regulation of bodily rhythm contributes to spirituality in the Jesus prayer, medieval dance, and African American preaching
Eikelboom, Lexi. (2020). Rhythmic flesh : How the regulation of bodily rhythm contributes to spirituality in the Jesus prayer, medieval dance, and African American preaching. Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 88(3), pp. 805-831. https://doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfaa040

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COVID-19 and religious ethics
Alimi, Toni, Antus, Elizabeth L., Balthrop-Lewis, Alda, Childress, James F., Dunn, Shannon, Green, Ronald M., Gregory, Eric, Herdt, Jennifer A., Jenkins, Willis, Cathleen Kaveny, M., Lloyd, Vincent W., Lo, Ping-cheung, Malesic, Jonathan, Newheiser, David, Oh, Irene and Stalnaker, Aaron. (2020). COVID-19 and religious ethics. Journal of Religious Ethics. 48(3), pp. 349-387. https://doi.org/10.1111/jore.12328

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The Generation of Iron and the Final Stumbling Block: The Present Time in Hesiod’s Works and Days 106–201 and Barnabas 4 
Crabbe, Kylie. (2020). The Generation of Iron and the Final Stumbling Block: The Present Time in Hesiod’s Works and Days 106–201 and Barnabas 4 . In In Andrew B. Perrin and Loren T. Stuckenbruck (Ed.). Four Kingdom Motifs before and beyond the Book of Daniel pp. 142-166 Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004443280_009

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