Untersuchungen zur Kirche als heiligem Raum von der Spätantike bis ins Frühmittelalter
Using the idea that church buildings are sacred spaces, this study seeks to examine a central figure of thought in medieval society, the "ecclesia". Using normative, liturgical, and exegetic-theological sources, the book traces the profound transformational process that took place in the political and religious view of society from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages. The study describes the dynamics that led to the development of a ecclesiology with a powerful impact on an entire epoch.
KeywordsEcclesiology; Church Consecration; Carolingian Reform; Medieval Exegesis
ISBN9783110294750, 9783110294439, 9783110294750
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2012
SeriesMillennium-Studien / Millennium Studies, 38
Ancient history: to c 500 CE
Christian Churches & denominations