Frauke Krautheim, born in 1981, studied Protestant Theology at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, at the Humoldt-Universität Berlin and at the Hauptuniversität Wien. In 2008 she passed her Ecclesiastical Examination. Currently she is writing her doctoral thesis on “The public appearance of Christianity in late Antique Antioch” within the project “The Organization of Diversity in the Ecclesiastical Space of Antiquity” (Topoi B-III-2).
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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