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Christian communities in earliest christianity: The church before churches

Loader, W. (2003) Christian communities in earliest christianity: The church before churches. In: Neville, D. and Matthews, P., (eds.) Faith and Freedom. Christian Ethics in a Pluralist Culture. ATF Press, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 45-52.

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It was at least two centuries before Christians began to erect buildings called churches and meet in them. Before that people met in houses, house churches. Today, when in many parts of the world Christians are beginning to rediscover the value of small Christian communities, it is salutary to look again at the corporate forms of Christianity at its earliest stages...

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Inquiry
Publisher: ATF Press
Copyright: 2003 The Authors
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