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Space and Place

Judith Lieu

in Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

Published in print May 2004 | ISBN: 9780199262892
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602818 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199262896.003.0007
Space and Place

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Spatial origins and a place to inhabit are integral to perceptions of Roman identity. In Jewish thought, land, city, and temple play a focal role, while the experience of exile and diaspora demanded their reinterpretation. Besides redefining these concepts, early Christian writings had to negotiate, with a range of results, the tensions between the local and the universal, and between belonging to and choosing alienation from society.

Keywords: Church; diaspora; geography; Jerusalem; land; place; Rome; sojourning; space; temple

Chapter.  10907 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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