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Archaeology - Early Christian
(2,033 words)

Part of Archaeology:

1. Biblical

2. Early Christian

A. Concept, Sources, Method, Tasks

Early Christian archaeology is a historical science and as such part of Christian antiquities. But the latter is a wider concept, embracing patristics, hagiography, liturgy and Church order in so far as they throw light on the life of the Church in the Graeco-Roman culture up to the death of Gregory the Great (604). Christian archaeology i…

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Ekkart Sauser, “Archaeology - Early Christian”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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