Title: How Christian was Fourth Century Egypt? Onomastic perspectives on Conversion
Authors: Depauw, Mark * ×
Clarysse, Willy * #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: North-Holland Pub. Co.
Series Title: Vigiliae Christianae: A Review of Early Christian Life and Language vol:67 pages:407-435
Abstract: On the basis of a large dataset, containing all attestations of personal names in fourth century documentary papyri and ostraca, the accuracy of Christian names as a binary test for Christianity is investigated and the multiplication factor which can be applied to determine the growing number of Christians is estimated. We arrive at a Christian population of about 20-30% around AD 313, a Christian majority around AD 350 and virtually complete Christianisatiokn around the middle of the fifth century.
ISSN: 0042-6032
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ancient History, Leuven
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