Building God's House in the Roman World; Architectural Adaptation Among Pagans, Jews, and Christ

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Early Christianity seems not to have had a highly developed institutional character. Christians met in the homes of individual members, and there was no such thing as a church building. By the fourth century, however, Christianity had become an official Roman religion, and a new architectural form, the basilica, would soon become the standard throughout the Roman world. In this volume Michael White uses literary, archaeological, and documentary sources to set the architectural history of the early church within its wider ...

Building God's House in the Roman World: Architectural Adaptation Among Pagans, Jews, and Christians 1990, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801839061

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