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Church of Rome
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The early history of the Roman church can be divided into two distinct but overlapping topics: first, the structure and administration of the church headed by the city’s bishop, the pope; and second, Rome’s wider claims to leadership across the Christian world. Neither development was linear nor inevitable. While its…

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Cohen, Samuel, “Church of Rome”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_036352>
First published online: 2018



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