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A guide that will help students research within the field of early Christianity.

Early Christianity

“Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not... We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.”

- John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

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How to Best Use This Research Guide

  • Start with Background Research with a primary text in mind
    • Dictionaries and encyclopedias explore a subject's key issues and terminology. Always look at the bibliography at the end of the encyclopedia entry for a list of valuable academic resources for more research on the subject. 
  • Use the bibliographies and any information gleaned from the Encyclopedias to help find and interact with Books and Journal Articles
    • The sources cited in the research paper should only included secondary sourcesmeaning books, articles, and essaysthat make a critical claim with researched evidence. 
    • Journal articles are a great and necessary way to explore and interact with current critical conversations in any given field of research

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