Building God's House in the Roman World: Architectural Adaptation among Pagans, Jews and Christians
Place Published: Baltimore, MD
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Date Published: 1990
Book Id: 46442
209pp. Octavo [22 cm] on light blue cloth. Light rubbing to jacket; boards are crisp and unworn; interior is clean, tight, and bright.
From the book: "Building God's House in the Roman World sets the architectural history of the early church within its wider cultural context. The change from house churches to public basilicas coincided with crucial developments in the social aspects and religious practices of Christianity. . . . Christians were not the only religious group to adapt private buildings for worship, and White pays special attention to Judaism and the Roman Mithras cult as competitive influences on early Christianity."