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Bibil Identifier bibil:221466
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Christian Use of Magic in Late Antique Egypt
Author Shandruk, Walter M.
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 20, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 31-57 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Determining the contours of late antique Christian use of magic involves two variables: (1) the religious affiliation of the user and (2) the content of the magic. The presence or absence of Christian motifs does not provide a clear-cut solution to a user's personal religious identity since Christian and non-Christian elements are often found side-by-side. This paper proposes that an onomastic analysis of user names from applied magical texts can provide a possible solution. An analysis of those results in comparison with the content of the texts reveals some significant patterns in the type of magic used and its chronological distribution.
DOI 10.1353/earl.2012.0003
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Magic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization : Roman Period
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods
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