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THE READING CULTURE OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY provides the reader with the production process of the New Testament books, the publication process, how they were circulated, and to what extent they were used in the early Christian church. It examines the making of the New Testament books, the New Testament secretaries and the material they used, how the early Christians viewed the New Testament books, and the literacy level of the Christians in the first three centuries. It also explores how the gospels went from an oral message to a written record, the accusation that the apostles were uneducated, the inspiration and inerrancy in the writing process of the New Testament books, the trustworthiness of the early Christian copyists, and the claim that the early scribes were predominantly amateurs. Andrews also looks into the early Christian’s use of the codex [book form], how the spread of early Christianity affected the text of the New Testament, and how the text was impacted by the Roman Empire’s persecution of the early Christians.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (April 19, 2019)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 247 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1949586847
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1949586848
  • Item Weight: ‎ 11.9 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.56 x 9 inches



EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).

THE READING CULTURE OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY: The Production, Publication, Circulat

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