Assembling Early Christianity: Trade, Networks, and the by Cavan W. Concannon PDF

By Cavan W. Concannon

ISBN-10: 1107194296

ISBN-13: 9781107194298

during this ebook, Cavan W. Concannon explores the expansion and improvement of Christianity within the moment century. He specializes in Dionysios of Corinth, an early Christian bishop who labored to construct a community of church buildings alongside exchange routes within the japanese Mediterranean. utilizing archaeological facts, and analysing Dionysios' fragmentary letter assortment, Concannon exhibits how a variety of networks and collectives assembled jointly, and the way numerous Christianities emerged and coexisted due to tenuous and moving networks. Dionysios' tale additionally overlaps with key early Christian debates, particularly problems with celibacy, marriage, re-admission of sinners, Roman persecution, and the commercial and political interdependence of church buildings, that are additionally explored during this learn. Concannon's quantity hence deals new insights right into a fluid, emergent Christianity at a pivotal second of its evolution.

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