Early Christianity

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Dunderberg, Ismo, Christopher Tuckett, and Kari Syreeni. Fair Play: Diversity and Conflicts in Early Christianity: Essays in Honour of Heikki Räisänen. Supplements to Novum Testamentum 103. Leiden: Brill, 2002.

Georgi, Dieter. “The Early Church – Internal Jewish Migration or New Religion?.” Harvard Theological Review 88, no. 1 (1995): 35-68.

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