Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-463) and index.
This study of early Christian methods for calculating the phases of the moon and the date for Easter Sunday offers a new explanation of how the system of numbering the years AD (Anni Domini, Years of the Lord) originated.
List of Tables; Abbreviations; PART I. CONTEXTS; PART II. THE EASTER TABLES OF DIONYSIUS EXIGUUS; PART III. PASCHAL CALCULATIONS IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY; PART IV. THE ORIGIN OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA; References; Index.
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