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Christianity was from its very beginnings a communitarian religion. By being baptized, Christians became members of a “church” (ἐκκλησία/ekklèsia), which itself co…

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Rouwhorst, Gerard, “Assembly/Meeting”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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