Epistles of Thomas

June 27, 2009

Christianisation of Egypt

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I read an interesting posting today about the Christianisation of Egypt. Based on the number of Christian names used for sons it is apparent that Egypt was rapidly Christianised during the fourth century and was almost entirely Christian before the Muslim invasion and subsequent destruction of Christianity in that nation. The original article from 1982 can be read online.

Roger S. Bagnall, “Religious Conversion and Onomastic Change in Early Byzantine Egypt.” BASP 19 (1982): 105–124.


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