The monograph History and Practices of Meetings in the Early Church studies the origin and developments of the earliest Christian assemblies which gathered in the 1st-3rd centuries after Christ. What makes this work stand out is that these early gatherings are considered from a sociological viewpoint which allows the gatherings to be seen as religious communities within the broader Greco-Roman world at that time.
Throughout the book, questions such as where/when the first Christians gathered, what exactly happened at these meetings, and what roles the Eucharist, holy kissing, anointing with oil, and other liturgical and ritual practices held are presented and then examined in the historical and religious context of that period.
Intended for New Testament specialists as well as all who are intrigued by the history of the Early Church, History and Practices of Meetings in the Early Church is a must read!


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