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Jan Rüggemeier

Jan’s academic work is driven by an interest in human everyday life, in interpersonal communication, and in the diversity of human existence. Therefore, he does not look for abstract reasons that favored the spread and establishment of the early Christ movement in the ancient city, but rather asks about individual reasoning and subjective motives that could inspire people in Rome for the new faith due to their different backgrounds, social relations, living environment, and other characteristics.

At the same time, he pays increased attention to the dynamics that arose in an ancient metropolis like Rome between the city and its hinterland, between different city quarters, between different neighborhoods or between individual actors through everyday communication, trade, local politics, migrations, family ties, and so on.

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