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Aug. 16th, 2022 | 01:49 am
From:: rex_weblen

>...Church's initial impulse was to create a social institution that balances the Roman imperial state apparatus...

This is questionable. To be honest, I think the initial impulse is hard to impossible to determine as sources on first century Christianity are limited to scripture, apocrypha and patristics.

In my opinion, the initial impulse was a confusion of Jewish diaspora after Roman-Jewish wars. And the initial orientation was far more political and separatist towards Rome, but not in a direct militant way, maybe.

Of Course, it evolved to fit its imperial environment. But then it spread to other nations like Ethiopia and Ireland, which was not under imperial rule. So, I don't think the interaction with imperial Bureaucracy was that crucial.

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