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RELI 3355: Non-Canonical Early Christian Literature: Strategies

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Mary and Jesus

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Three types of searches

Three main categories of searches that may prove fruitful, whether searching in our catalog for books or in journal databases:


thematic searches, such as the life of Jesus, or the influence of Gnostic thought on early Christianity;

textual searches, where you'll look for resources writing about a particular literary unit, such as the Gospel of Peter;

genre searches, such as apocryphal books, infancy narratives, etc.


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