The Beginnings of Domestic Religion in Ancient Christianity

From Literary Sources to Archaeological Remains of Religious Practice in oikos, familia and domus (FWF Project P26398)


The project is a cooperation between the Faculty of Protestant Theology in Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW).

It illuminates the house as an essential part of ancient Christian life by studying the specific characteristics of domestic and familial Christianity in the context of domestic religion from Greco-Roman time to late antiquity, and by analyzing, with supplementing methods, literary and archaeological sources.

Duration of the project: 1 May 2014–30 April 2017

Project staff:

  • Dr. Verena Fugger (ÖAW)
  • Mag. Rainer Gugl (University of Vienna)
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Öhler (University of Vienna)
  • Dr. Andreas Pülz (ÖAW)

Conference in Vienna from 21 – 23 May 2015