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Bibil Identifier bibil:223511
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Italian, Long) Cristianesimo/Cristianesimi nell’antichità, ovvero dell'attenzione alle tracce leggere
Author Prinzivalli, Emanuela
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 65-83 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Christianity is a complex phenomenon, especially during the initial period. The use of the plural “Christianities” in historiography aims to emphasize this complexity. This paper offers some examples to highlight the different ways of life, the manifold interpretations of Jesus, the diverse organizations of churches and of worship during the first two centuries. The paper goes on to discuss the concept of Christianity and proposes a definition deriving from the impact of Jesus on believers. This impact led to his veneration, whether in an exclusive sense or not, but always in a decisive manner, given that, as the eschatological envoy, Jesus is the cause of salvation.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Comprehensive Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : First Century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : Second Century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
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