Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

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General Editors: David G. HUNTER, University of Kentucky, United States, Paul J.J. van GEEST, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity focuses on the history of early Christian texts, authors, ideas. Its content is intended to bridge the gap between the fields of New Testament studies and patristics, covering the whole period of early Christianity up to 600 CE. The BEEC aims to provide a critical review of the methods used in Early Christian Studies and to update the historiography.

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Socrates Scholasticus

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Author(s): Young-Evans, G.I.
Socrates Scholasticus (fl. 5th cent. CE) is the author of an ecclesiastical history written in Greek and covering the period between 306 and 439 CE.Life and WorkThe history is the only known work of Socrates and the sole contemporary source for his life. The historian tells his audience that he was born and educated in Constantinople (Socr. Hist. eccl. 5.24.9). He also mentions the grammarians Helladius and Ammonius, who instructed him in that city after they fled the tumultuous events surrounding the destruction of the Alexandrian Serapaeum circa 391 CE ( Hist. eccl. 5.16.8–9). This ev…
Date: 2019-03-25

Son of Man

(5,444 words)

Author(s): Müller, Mogens
AH: editor comments: This entry contains some very complex sentences. I have tried to simplify the most difficult ones but it might be advisable to have a native speaker check the language. I have also deleted most of the quotations from original texts (cf. general guidelines.) This may have caused some clumsiness which should be double checked (preferably by the author of the entry.) The expression “Son of Man” owes its importance to its occurrence in the New Testament Gospels, where it dominates in Jesus’ sayings about his fate, mission, and future role an…
Date: 2019-03-25

Sozomen

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Date: 2019-03-25

Spain

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Date: 2019-03-25

State

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Date: 2019-03-25
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