EARLY CHURCH


EARLY CHURCH
   the formative period of the CHRISTIAN CHURCH before the emergence of the centralized authority of the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH in the West. Usually the term refers to CHRISTIANITY during its first few centuries.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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