Early Christian


Early Christian
/ɜli ˈkrɪstʃən/ (say erlee 'krischuhn)

adjective
of or relating to the style of art and architecture produced in Italy and the Western Mediterranean between the 3rd and 7th centuries.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Early Christian inscriptions — form, as non literary remains, a valuable source of information on the development of Christian thought and life in the early Church. They may be divided into three main classes: sepulchral inscriptions, epigraphic records, and inscriptions… …   Wikipedia

  • Early Christian Inscriptions —     Early Christian Inscriptions     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Early Christian Inscriptions     Inscriptions of Christian origin form, as non literary remains, a valuable source of information on the development of Christian thought and life in… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Early Christian art and architecture — is the art produced by Christians or under Christian patronage from about the year 100 to about the year 500. Prior to 100 there is no surviving art that can be called Christian with absolute certainty. After about 500 Christian art shows the… …   Wikipedia

  • Early Christian Lamps —     Early Christian Lamps     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Early Christian Lamps     Of the various classes of remains from Christian antiquity there is probably none so numerously represented as that of small clay lamps adorned with Christian… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • EARLY CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE —    Early Christian architecture grew out of ancient Jewish precedents, which consisted of religious structures built to solidify Hebrew authority in the ancient land around the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Canaan, which the Romans called Palestine …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • Early Christian Representations of Angels —     Early Christian Representations of Angels     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Early Christian Representations of Angels     Angels were seldom represented in Christian art before Constantine. The oldest fresco in which an angel appears is the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Early Christian art — also called  Paleo christian Art, or Primitive Christian Art,    architecture, painting, and sculpture from the beginnings of Christianity until about the early 6th century, particularly the art of Italy and the western Mediterranean. (Early… …   Universalium

  • Early Christian Lamps — In early Christianity lamps, fire and light are conceived as symbols, if not as visible manifestations, of the divine nature and the divine presence. Christ is the true Light [John i. 9.] , and at his transfiguration the fashion Christian of his… …   Wikipedia

  • Diversity in early Christian theology — Constantine burning Arian books, illustration from a compendium of canon law, ca. 825 Main article: Christian heresy See also: Early Christianity and Christian theology Traditionally, orthodoxy and heresy have be …   Wikipedia

  • Adam in Early Christian Liturgy and Literature — • Discusses his importance to the Fathers and to the authors of the many apocryphal writings of the first five centuries of the Christian Era Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Adam in Early Christian Liturgy and Literature      …   Catholic encyclopedia