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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Kim Bowes, Cornell University: "Private Religion and the Rise of Christianity"

Wed, April 21, 2010 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM • TBA

The history of Christianity had been dominated by its public face- by bishops, by great basilicas, by doctrinal stuggles. This talk addresses christianity's other history- the history of private worship in the home. Drawing on both archaeological and textual evidence, it describes the challenge that domestic worship presented to a still-nascent public institution.

Sponsored by: The Late Antiquity Workshop

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