Mime In The Early Church

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The following article outlines the role of mime in the church and society during the first centuries after Christ. In this period, as in others, mime was a significant medium of instruction and communication for believers and nonbelievers alike.

Mime was performed in the middle of the period of controversy and social change that riddled both the falling Roman Empire and the young church struggling to establish an identity. By the end of the fourth century, mime was on its way to virtual...


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