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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

"Private Religion and the Rise of Christianity"

Thu, February 25, 2010 • 5:00 PM • CBA 4.326

The Workshop on Late Antiquity presents
A lecture by Kim Bowes, Cornell University

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: Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of Religious Studies


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