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Patristics and Early Christianity

Journal of Early Christian Studies

 

North American Patristic Society. (1993). Journal of Early Christian Studies. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

The journal of the North American Patristics Society, published quarterly, “focuses on the study of Christianity in the context of late ancient societies and religions from C.E. 100-700."   The editorial board features distinguished scholars in the field of early Christianity.  Each issue contains four or five peer-reviewed articles on patristics as well as a number of signed book reviews and a list of books received.  Articles include abstracts written by the author and extensive footnotes.  There is minimal advertising, mainly from scholarly publishers.  JECS publishes many articles related to patristic exegesis, and its book reviews and lists of books received will help the scholar keep up to date on new publications in the discipline.

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Vigiliae Christianae

 

Vigiliae ChristianaeVigiliae Christianae:  A Review of Early Christian Life and Language.  (1947).  Leiden:  Brill.

This journal, published five times a year, “contains articles and short notices of an historical and cultural, linguistic or philological nature on Early Christian literature posterior to the New Testament in the widest sense of the word, as well as on Christian epigraphy and archaeology” (verso).  Each issue contains several peer-reviewed articles as well as signed book reviews and a list of books received.  Articles are mainly in English but also in other European languages.  Each article includes an abstract and list of keywords in English as well as extensive footnotes.  There is minimal advertising, mainly of other Brill publications.  While Vigiliae Christianae does not publish as many articles related to patristic exegesis as JECS, it has a more international scope and is useful for keeping up with research in patristics, especially outside the English-speaking world.

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