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Acts ofMar Mari, 365

Acts of Paul, 213, 276, 323

Acts of Paul and Thecla, 124, 315, 321

Acts ofPeter, 276, 3i5, 323

Acts of Thomas, 276, 357-9, 362

Adam and Eve and the fall, Irenaeus on, 271

Adamantius, on Marcion, i96

Adauctus, 3i0

Addai and conversion of Abgar Ukkama, 364

Addai and Mary, Liturgy of, 11

Adiabene, conversion to Judaism of royal dynasty of,65 Adversus haereses. See entries at Irenaeus of Lyons adversusJudaeos tradition, 221-3

Aelia Capitolina, Jerusalem, built on ruins of,

Aemilian, interrogation of Dionysius, bishop of Alexandria by 516 Aesop, 81

Africa. See North Africa agape or love-feast, 166, 423

Agrippa, M. Vipsanius, 83

Agrippa I ofJudaea, 40, 76

Agrippa II ofJudaea, 43, 76

Agrippinus, bishop of Carthage, 387, 431, 480

Alban, St, and demographics of early

Christianity in Britain, 308 Alcibiades (Christian of Gaul), 370, 376 Alexander, bishop of Alexandria, 522, 554-6,

557, 559, 562, 564 Alexander the Great

Alexandria founded by, 334

early history ofJudaea and Galilee, 38

greater antiquity of'barbarian' cultures in world of,23i Roman empire and, 69 spread ofJewish diaspora following conquests of, 53 Alexander, bishop ofJerusalem, 333, 470 Alexander of Lycopolis, anti-Manichaean writings of, 347 Alexander the Phrygian (Christian of Gaul),

370, 376

Alexander Severus, emperor, 512 Alexander, Philip, 99 Alexandria, 334

Arian controversy and (see Arius and

Arianism) bank, early church functioning as, 340 bishops of.See chart, xxii-xxiii, 339 Catechetical School (didaskaleion) of,

340-4, 493-500

ecclesial structure in, 338-40 Jewish diaspora of, 55, 60, 65, 67, 71 Johannine community location of,i27 Melitian schism in, 522, 557, 559 origins of Christianity in, 336-7 persecution of Christians in, 513, 514, 515, 5i6, 522 philosophical schools of,487 relations with Christians elsewhere, 344-5 social and religious cultures of Christianity in, 337-40

allegorical interpretation Irenaeus on, 266

Marcion's literal interpretation ofJewish scriptures vs., 200-1 moral use of literature, Origen's borrowing of pagan justification of, 499

North African preference for typology vs.,

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