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By Cavan W. Concannon

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 alternate routes within the jap Mediterranean. utilizing archaeological facts, and analysing Dionysios' fragmentary letter assortment, Concannon indicates how numerous networks and collectives assembled jointly, and the way quite a few Christianities emerged and coexisted due to tenuous and transferring networks. Dionysios' tale additionally overlaps with key early Christian debates, significantly 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 research. Concannon's quantity therefore bargains new insights right into a fluid, emergent Christianity at a pivotal second of its evolution.

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