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By James S. Jeffers

using archeological facts and an research of 2 early Christian texts relating to the church at Rome, James S. Jeffers bargains a penetrating glimpse into the industrial, social, and theological tensions of early Roman Christianity. Clement and the Shepherd of Hermas are proven to symbolize decidedly conflicting conceptions of Christianity and hierarchy: Clement represents the social elite and a extra dependent method of church association, and Hermas monitors an inclination towards sectarianism. pictures and line drawings illustrate archeological evidence.

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