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Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection: January 2017
Seller ID: 171260
The New Testament lay at the center of Byzantine Christian thought and practice. But codices and rolls were neither the sole way--nor most important way--the Byzantines understood the New Testament. Lectionaries apportioned much of its contents over the course of the liturgical calendar; its narratives structured the experience of liturgical time and shaped the nature of Christian preaching, throughout Byzantine history. A successor to The Old Testament in Byzantium (2010), this book asks: What was the New Testament for Byzantine Christians? What of it was known, how, when, where, an...