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Bibil Identifier bibil:223510
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Italian, Long) Missione, conversione e diffusione del cristianesimo prima di Costantino
Author Di Berardino, Angelo
Journal Augustinianum. Periodicum quadrimestre Collegi Internationalis Augustiniani (Volume: 52, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language Italian
Pages 9-64 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The first generation of Christians slowly became aware that Jesus‟ message was addressed to “all nations”. It produced a movement of itinerant missionaries, which slowly decreased in number. Subsequently, the Christian mission became the responsibility of local communities. Since few pagans could read books written by Christian authors, the community gave witness through their conduct, through testimony given during trials in the forum and through martyrdom in the stadiums. Increasingly, conversions came about through bonds of friendship, kinship and personal daily contact.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Mission
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Conversion
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