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Early "Christianity"

The Early "Christian" s" is a term used to refer to the early followers of Jesus of Nazareth, before the emergence of established Nicene "Christianity". The term essentially refers to the Jewish "Christian" s" of the early period of "Christianity", before it was constituted as the official religion of the Roman Empire, by emperor Constantine I, in 312 A.D.

Early christian image of Christ as the Good Shepherd. Second Century A.D. Museo Epigraphico, Rome (foto: kleuske)
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Early "Christian" image of "Christ" as the Good Shepherd. Second Century A.D. Museo Epigraphico, Rome (foto: kleuske)

Among those writers commonly referred to as Early "Christian" are:

The term is less often, but with equal validity, applied to the authors of the books of the New Testament.

See also