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Centralized and Decentralized Networks in the Spread of Early Christianity: Mathematical Modeling of the Lukan and Marcionite Christianities



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Faculty of Arts

Description The authors reconsider the dynamics of Jewish and non-Jewish networks in the spread of early Christianity. For the mathematical modeling of complex processes like these they use the Lukan and Marcionite Christianities as a strictly coded test case. On this reduced historical basis there is constructed a mathematical model of spreading the two modes of Christianity on networks. The nodes of the hypothesized network are common for the both modes – they might interact in ancient Mediterranean sites, but their diffusivities between nodes differ – they might spread on different connections, i.e. Jewish and non-Jewish. The issue is analyzed within the centralized and decentralized networks.
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