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Dionysius of Rome, christological correspondence with, 466-7 Novatian schism, role in, 475, 476 Valerian persecutions, fate during, 515, 5i6

validity of schismatic baptisms, role in mending church relations over, 482 Dionysius the Areopagite, 159 Dionysius, bishop of Corinth, 328

Asia Minor and Achaea, Christian literary culture of, 315, 316 epistolary tradition used by, 192 poor, Christians' identification with and provision for, 158 Dionysius, bishop of Rome, 466-7, 517

Dionysos/Bacchus

Christian appropriation of cult motifs of,

570,572,580 interpretatio graeca applied to Yahweh as, 80 Dioscurides, 81

Diotrephes and leadership ofJohannine

Christianity 135 discipline in the early church, 426-8 discursive councils, 432 dispensatio (oikonomia), 461, 462, 489 ditheism anti-monarchians, charged with, 459 Gnostic theology 249 Irenaeus' rejection of, 266, 267 logos theology and, 456 Marcion, 197 diversity vs. uniformity as characteristic of early Christianity xvi, 588. See also unity and universality, Christian sense of Asia Minor and Achaea, 318-19 ecclesial authority in earliest church, 153 Egyptian Christianity 336, 346 'fractionated' Roman Christianity, 252, 397,

Irenaeus' call for unity in face of, 255 Jewish Christianity continued vitality and diversity of, 97, 99 Jewish diaspora, diversity of religious strains in, 59 Judaism of first century diversity of,23,

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