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dc.contributor.authorPeppard, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-18 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-09 14:38:50
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:43:40Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:43:40Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier650044
dc.identifierOCN: 945783781en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30055
dc.description.abstractMichael Peppard provides a historical and theological reassessment of the oldest Christian building ever discovered, the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos. Contrary to commonly held assumptions about Christian initiation, Peppard contends that rituals here did not primarily embody notions of death and resurrection. Rather, he portrays the motifs of the church’s wall paintings as those of empowerment, healing, marriage, and incarnation, while boldly reidentifying the figure of a woman formerly believed to be a repentant sinner as the Virgin Mary. This richly illustrated volume is a breakthrough work that enhances our understanding of early Christianity at the nexus of Bible, art, and ritual.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSynkrisis
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLA Ancient history: to c 500 CE
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherAnnunciation
dc.subject.otherAnointing
dc.subject.otherBaptism
dc.subject.otherBaptistery
dc.subject.otherDura-Europos
dc.subject.otherJesus
dc.subject.otherPsalms
dc.titleThe World's Oldest Church
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_604619
oapen.relation.isPublishedByc659c18b-223e-46c9-952d-3e6aa9f19cc6
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9780300216516
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.pages344
oapen.place.publicationNew Haven
oapen.grant.number103454
oapen.grant.programKU Round 2
oapen.redirect604619
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Annunciation - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annunciation; Anointing - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anointing; Baptism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptism; Baptistery - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptistery; Dura-Europos - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dura-Europos; Jesus - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus; Psalms - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psalms
oapen.identifier.isbn9780300216516
grantor.number103498
oapen.identifier.ocn945783781


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