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Sacred Texts: Christian

In the Christian tradition the key sacred text is the Bible, a combination of the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament. During the later roman and then the Mediaeval periods there were many writings by Church fathers and others. These are recorded as: Patrologia Grecae Patrologia Latinae. There were also various Lives of the Saints, the most famous of which was Jacobus de Voragine. The advent of Protestantism saw these stories as accretions and brought a renewed interest in study of the books of the Bible, especially in vernacular translations.
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