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Friendship
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Friendship is a reciprocal loving relationship, usually between two people but also between members of a group who share ideals, beliefs, and interests. In early Christian writings, the concept of friendship occurs in different contexts, influenced by Greek and Roman theories on the subject, by key passages from the Old…

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White, Carolinne, “Friendship”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00001350>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180921



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