After talking with close friends, academic mentors, and other scholars in the field, I attempted to compile a quasi-“best practices” to undergird my Early Christian discipline and language acquisition. Some of what follows is a result of these conversations.
It is sometimes a daunting task knowing where to begin when research a topic. Do you begin with primary texts? Do you begin with secondary texts? It really is both. Umberto Eco, helpfully, identifies the push and pull of such process.