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Sacred Ritual, Profane Space, Volume 1 - The Roman House as Early Christian Meeting Place (Paperback) Loot Price: R665
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Sacred Ritual, Profane Space, Volume 1 - The Roman House as Early Christian Meeting Place (Paperback): Jenn Cianca

Sacred Ritual, Profane Space, Volume 1 - The Roman House as Early Christian Meeting Place (Paperback)

Jenn Cianca

Series: Studies in Christianity and Judaism Series

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The first three centuries of Christianity are increasingly seen in modern scholarship as sites of complexity. Sacred Ritual, Profane Space examines the Christian meeting places of the time and overturns long-held notions about the earliest Christians as utopian rather than place-bound people. By mapping what is known from early Christian texts onto the archaeological data for Roman domestic spaces, Jenn Cianca provides a new lens for examining the relationship between early Christianity and sites of worship. She proposes that not only were Roman homes sacred sites in their own right but they were also considered sacred by the Christian communities that used them. In many cases, meeting space would have included the presence of the Roman domestic cult shrines. Despite the fact that the domestic cult was polytheistic, Cianca asserts that its practices likely continued in places used for worship by Christians. She also argues that continued practice of the domestic cult in Roman domestic spaces did not preclude Christians from using houses as churches or from understanding their rituals or their meeting places as sacred. Raising a host of questions about identity, ritual affiliation, and domestic practice, Sacred Ritual, Profane Space demonstrates how sacred space was constructed through ritual enactment in early Christian communities.

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Imprint: McGill-Queen's University Press
Country of origin: Canada
Series: Studies in Christianity and Judaism Series
Release date: June 2018
Authors: Jenn Cianca
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 248
ISBN-13: 978-0-7735-5333-0
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture
Books > Humanities > Archaeology
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Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Religious buildings
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Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > European archaeology
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Early Church
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > European archaeology > Classical Greek & Roman archaeology
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Early Church
Books > Christianity
Books > Christianity > Early Church
LSN: 0-7735-5333-9
Barcode: 9780773553330

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