James Walters, Boston University: Imagining House Churches in Light of Evidence from the Terrace Houses in Ephesus

May 6, 2013 @ 4:30 pm – May 6, 2013 @ 6:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
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Although it is extremely unlikely that any early Christians would have lived in houses as “rich” as the terrace houses excavated at Ephesus, they provide important comparative materials for imagining how religious activities within domestic space could welcome persons from outside the household while enhancing the status of the owner, and contain installations for cultic activities that “blur” the traditional distinction between public and private space.

Lecture by Prof. James Walters, Boston University, sponsored by the Ancient Borderlands RFG of the IHC, and the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts.  Click here for flyer.