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natural philosophy or physics, 489, 490 Origen as evidence for, 485, 488 Origen in Alexandria, 490-2 Origen in Caesarea, 485, 488-90 philosophical schools at Rome and

Alexandria, 406-11, 487, 488 philosophy/theology, 489 education in Roman empire, 78, 81-2 See also rhetoric basic structure borrowed for Christian paideia, 490 interpretation of scripture based on system of, 191

Irenaeus' educational background, 266 social and educational levels of early Christian leaders evidenced from writing styles, 158 Tatian's use of paideia to describe Christian thought, 408 teachers of children, Christian limitations regarding, 287 women, 278 Egeria, on Thomasine relics of Edessa, 360 Egypt, ch. 18

see also Alexandria chora or countryside, 335, 347-9

Coptic Christianity, development of,336

Coptic language, early Egyptian Christian works translated into, 332, 333, 349 Decian persecutions in, 514 demographics of early Christianity in, 305, 308,312

Diocletianic persecutions in, 521 distinctive culture of,335, 336 diversity of early Christianity in, 336,

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