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By Cavan W. Concannon

during this booklet, Cavan W. Concannon explores the expansion and improvement of Christianity within the moment century. He makes a speciality of Dionysios of Corinth, an early Christian bishop who labored to construct a community of church buildings alongside alternate routes within the japanese Mediterranean. utilizing archaeological proof, and analysing Dionysios' fragmentary letter assortment, Concannon indicates how a number of networks and collectives assembled jointly, and the way numerous Christianities emerged and coexisted due to tenuous and transferring 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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