Early Church
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I. The Term – II. Periods of the Early Church – III. The History of the Church and of Christianity in Antiquity – IV. Review

I. The Term

The term “early church” is one of the most common English expressions used to designate the church during the times of the emperors in Greco-Roman antiquity, i.e. the Christian church from its beginnings until the end of antiquity or Late Antiquity. The…

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Markschies, Christoph, “Early Church”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_00499>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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