Freitag, 22. Mai 2015, 09:00 - 17:30 iCal

Sacra Privata

From Literary Sources to Archaeological Remains of Religious Practice in oikos, familia and domus

Elise-Richter-Saal im Hauptgebäude der Universität Wien
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Donnerstag, 21. Mai 2015, 14:00 - 17:45

Samstag, 23. Mai 2015, 09:00 - 17:00

Christianity started not as a public cult, but in the context of families and houses. Whereas most scholarly attention focused on early communities and the development of the official cult, the domestic and familial realm as the place of everyday religiosity has been mostly neglected. This project illuminates this essential part of ancient Christian life by studying the specific characteristics of domestic and familial Christianity in the context of domestic religion from Greco-Roman time to late antiquity, and by analyzing, with supplementing methods, literary and archaeological sources. This research adds a whole new dimension to our understanding of ancient Christianity. The outcomes will be highly relevant not only for specific fields of New Testament studies and Christian archaeology, but also for Church history, history of liturgy, and social history of the Early to the Late Roman Empire.


The conference brings together experts from the relevant fields and provides insights into ancient houses as the core of developing Christianity.

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Institut für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft

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Rainer Gugl
Evangelisch-theologische Fakultät