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Author Alikin, Valeriy A.

Title The earliest history of the Christian gathering : origin, development and content of the Christian gathering in the first to third centuries / by Valeriy A. Alikin
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 342 pages) : illustrations, plans
Series Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 0920-623X ; v. 102
Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae. 0920-623X ; v. 102
Contents Introduction -- The origin of the weekly gathering in the early church -- The gatherings of Christians in the morning -- The Lord's Supper in the early church -- The reading of Scripture in the gathering of the early church -- Preaching in the gathering of the early church -- Singing and prayer in the gathering of the early church -- Other ritual actions in the gatherings of the early church -- General conclusions
Summary Using recent insights into the nature of early Christian communities as religious associations, this book offers a new reconstruction of the origins and development of the weekly Christian gathering and its constitutive elements; based on an analysis of all available evidence from the first three centuries
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Subject Religious gatherings -- Christianity -- History
Worship -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Agape -- History.
Sacred meals -- Rome -- Comparative studies.
Lord's Supper -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Religious gatherings -- Rome -- Comparative studies.
Rome -- Religious life and customs.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004190702 (electronic bk.)
9004190708 (electronic bk.)