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The World's Oldest Church

Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

The World's Oldest Church( )
Author: Peppard, Michael
Series title:Synkrisis Ser.
ISBN:978-0-300-21399-7
Publication Date:Mar 2016
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $113.99
Book Description:

Michael Peppard provides a historical and theological reassessment of the oldest Christian building ever discovered, the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos. Contrary to commonly held assumptions about Christian initiation, Peppard contends that rituals here did not primarily embody notions of death and resurrection. Rather, he portrays the motifs of the church's wall paintings as those of empowerment, healing, marriage, and incarnation, while boldly reidentifying the...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Christianity / General
Religion / Christian Church / History
History / Middle East / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.558 x 23.495 x 2.383 cm
Book Weight:0.636 Kilograms



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