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Paganism and Christianity in Egypt: The Letter of Petosiris by Roger S. Bagnall

"Paganism and Christianity in Egypt: The Letter of Petosiris" is a book written by Roger S. Bagnall, an Egyptologist and expert on the history of late antique Egypt. The book examines a letter written by Petosiris, an Egyptian priest who lived in the 3rd century AD, which provides an insight into the religious and cultural landscape of Egypt during the transition period between paganism and Christianity.

The letter provides a unique perspective on the ways in which the ancient Egyptians perceived and interacted with the new religion of Christianity, as well as the ways in which they sought to preserve traditional religious practices and beliefs. Bagnall also analyses the letter in the context of the broader social, cultural, and political developments of the period, providing a detailed and nuanced understanding of the complex religious landscape of late antique Egypt.

The book also covers the ways in which Christianity and paganism coexisted and interacted with each other in Egypt, and the ways in which different social groups and individuals responded to these new religious movements. Bagnall also examines the ways in which the religious changes in Egypt interacted with the broader Roman Empire and how the religious changes in Egypt affected the development of Christianity in the empire.

"Paganism and Christianity in Egypt: The Letter of Petosiris" is widely read by scholars and students interested in the history of late antique Egypt and the history of Christianity. It is praised for its detailed analysis of the letter and its ability to provide a deeper understanding of the complex religious landscape of late antique Egypt.

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