Lecture 6 - Christian Architecture I The Decision a 350 CE b Bishops gathered together once it was okay to meet c Crucifixion and Resurrection of

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Christian Architecture I. The Decision a. 350 CE b. Bishops gathered together once it was okay to meet c. Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus d. St. Paul – missionary e. Perfect for spreading (said St. Jerome) i. All same language ii. All same government iii. (Romans) II. The Christian Faith a. Must be baptized b. Jews = 10% Roman empire i. Already had baptism c. Private baptism d. Worship i. Gathered to eat a meal together like Last Supper III. Early Christian Architecture a. Church couldn’t have official face for 300 years i. Fear of persecution b. 280 CE – 300 Bishops met c. No big churches d. Met in houses e. Spread out f. Little communication – standardizing g. Catacombs i. Similar but not for worship ii. Buried bodies 1. Greco-Romans used to burn iii. Visibility issue iv. Buried underground tombs v. Rarely worshipped in those vi. Art 1. Orpheus – King David 2. Orpheus – parallel to Jesus because rose from hell 3. Christians hated illusionism a. Too closely related to Greco-Romans
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Lecture 6 - Christian Architecture I The Decision a 350 CE b Bishops gathered together once it was okay to meet c Crucifixion and Resurrection of

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