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(in early Christianity and late antiquity).

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A. Concept

The Church means the community of both the Christians at a specific place, as well as all of Christianity. The latter meaning of the Church is a reality which transcends space and time, which is the subject of the early Christian creed (the…

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Wickert, Ulrich (Berlin), “Church”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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