Research Group B-III-2 researches forms of political organization and knowledge transfer in early Christendom, which was characterized by plurality and multicentricity. In cooperation with projects from Research Areas A and B, analysis is being conducted of the extent to which early Christendom developed based on already existing infrastructure, such as the Greek polis, or integrated itself into the infrastructure of the Roman Empire. Further research focuses on the question of how the widely dispersed early Christian communities were united, organized and linked together. In this context, it remains to be determined how Christian knowledge was communicated and passed on in the form of letters, circulars, liturgical texts and Christian literature, and how this enabled the founding of a Christian culture.
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- Herrschaftsräume und Herrschaftskonzepte in der Johannesoffenbarung
- Images of Space in the Third Sibylline Oracle
- The Impact of Visigothic Legislation on the Church on the Iberian Peninsula after 589
- The public appearence of Christianity in late Antique Antioch. Focusing on agnonistic metaphors in several homilies of John Chrysostom about Antiochian martyrs
- Inscriptiones Christianae Asiae Minoris Antiquae (ICAM) - Datenbank der frühchristlichen Inschriften Kleinasiens
- Montanism and Christianity – Competition for the Public in Phrygia
- The Expansion of Early Christianity in Asia Minor
- The region of Aquileia as a pivot of East and West of Late Antique Christianity