Archaeology - Early Christian
(2,033 words)

Part of Archaeology:

1. Biblical

2. Early Christian

A. Concept, Sources, Method, Tasks

Early Christian archaeology is a historical science and as such part of Christian antiquities. But the latter is a wider concept, embracing patristics, hagiography, liturgy and Church order in so far as they throw light on the life of the Church in the Graeco-Roman culture up to the death of Gregory the Great (604). Christian archae…

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Ekkart Sauser, “Archaeology - Early Christian”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 24 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_000282>
First published online: 2016



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