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    The Second Church: Popular Christianity a.D. 200-400 (Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplement) (Paperback) By (author) Ramsay MacMullen

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    DescriptionChristianity in the century both before and after Constantine s conversion is familiar thanks to the written sources; now Ramsay MacMullen, in his fifth book on ancient Christianity, considers especially the unwritten evidence. He uses excavation reports about hundreds of churches of the fourth century to show what worshipers did in them and in the cemeteries where most of them were built. What emerges, in this richly illustrated work, is a religion that ordinary Christians, by far the majority, practiced in a different and largely forgotten second church. The picture fits with textual evidence that has been often misunderstood or little noticed. The first church the familiar one governed by bishops in part condemned, in part tolerated, and in part re-shaped the church of the many. Even together, however, the two constituted by the end of the period studied (AD 400) a total of the population far smaller than has ever been suggested. Better estimates are now made for the first time from quantifiable data, that is, from the physical space available for attendance in places of worship. Reassessment raises very large questions about the place of religion in the life of the times and in the social composition of both churches.


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    Title
    The Second Church
    Subtitle
    Popular Christianity a.D. 200-400
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ramsay MacMullen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781589834033
    ISBN 10: 1589834038
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HRCX
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000, REL015000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC22: 270.1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 270.1
    BISAC V2.8: REL108020
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BR165 .M14 2009, 2009001214
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAX, QRVS
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Society of Biblical Literature
    Imprint name
    Society of Biblical Literature
    Publication date
    27 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Atlanta