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Bibil Identifier bibil:222758
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Concept of "Community" and the History of Early Christianity
Author Stowers, Stanley
Journal Method and Theory in the Study of Religion (Volume: 23, Issue: 3-4)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 238-256 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The pervasive assumption that all Christian literature and history in the first one hundred years or so sprang from and mirrored communities inhibits historical explanation by social and psychological theory that is normal for the rest of the academy. A community in this sense is a highly coherent social formation with commonality in thought and practice. The idea that the Christian movement began with these communities derives from Christianity’s own myth of origins, but has been taken as historical reality. The myth can be traced to Paul, Acts and Eusebius.
DOI 10.1163/157006811X608377
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Community (Social Group)
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