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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.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.

Item Status

Description 1 electronic resource (xvii, 342 pages).
Physical Medium polychrome.
Description data file
Series Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 0920-623X ; v. 102
Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae ; v. 102.
Note Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Leiden University, 2009.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-321) and indexes.
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.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
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Open Access Publishing in European Networks Directory of Open Access Books
Subject Religious gatherings -- Christianity -- History.
Religious gatherings -- Christianity.
Worship -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Lord's Supper -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Agape -- History.
Sacred meals -- Rome -- Comparative studies.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Religious gatherings -- Rome -- Comparative studies.
Rome -- Religious life and customs.
Rome (Empire)
Church history -- Primitive and early church.
Lord's Supper -- Early church.
Religious gatherings.
Sacred meals.
Worship -- Early church.
RELIGION -- Christian Rituals & Practice -- Worship & Liturgy.
RELIGION -- Institutions & Organizations.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- History.
Chronological Term 30-600
Genre/Form Comparative studies.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: The earliest history of the Christian gathering Leiden ; Brill, 2010. 9789004183094 (hardback : alk. paper) (DLC) 2010000073
ISBN 9789004183094 hardback : alkaline paper
9004183094 hardback : alkaline paper
9789004190702 (electronic book)
9004190708 (electronic book)
9781282786868 (online)
Standard No. 9786612786860