Polities of Faith: Theology, Ecclesiology, and Spatiality in the Christian world

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Charalambos Dendrinos - Organiser

David Natal Villazala - Organiser

Sapfo Psani - Organiser

Brian McLaughlin - Organiser

Christopher Hobbs - Organiser

In 1932 Olof Linton’s dissertation Das Problem der Urkirche in der neueren Forschung overturned the existing consensus that presented the Church as a historical construct that followed the triumph of Christianity. According to Linton, the Church already existed in the minds of the earliest Christian thinkers, who had envisaged a structured community of believers and clerics. More recently, sociologists have similarly responded to previous approaches focused on the efficiency of institutions by emphasizing the key role that intellectual legitimisation plays in the survival of organisational structures. While Late An-tique and Medieval historians have underlined the importance of discourse and ritual in the construction of a Christian world-view, there is still much work to be done in assessing how theological and ecclesiological discussions shaped the structure, organisation and ongoing development of the Christian Churches. The Colloquium explored this theme bringing together classicists, historians and theologians working on the construction of the Christian Churches from Late Antiquity to the thirteenth century, and beyond:
4 Jun 20195 Jun 2019

Polities of Faith: Theology, Ecclesiology, and Spatiality in the Christian world
: 2019 Institute of Classical Studies Byzantine Colloquium

Abbreviated titlePolities of Faith
Duration4 Jun 20195 Jun 2019
Location of eventRoom 349/350, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
CityLondon
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Degree of recognitionInternational event

Event: Conference

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