La proprietà ecclesiastica dal III secolo d. C.
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If it is true that Christianity, at least at the beginning of the First Century, is constituted as a phenomenon with sparse relevance for sorting roman, it is equally true that the early Christians had to find, inevitably, common places where gather. The debate over the ownership of Church property is very lively in doctrine, particularly that related to real estate. The real property of the Church, infact, has always paid serious problems of recognition of it from the legal standpoint Roman. The prevailing doctrine believes that it arises during the Second Century but which, however, in order to stabilize the Roman only in the course of the Third Century, thanks to the general atmosphere of goodwill towards Christianity, started with the empire of Constantine. In particular, it will be with the edict of Constantine and Licinius that the Church not only will be considered owning a fund or a certain building, but, finally, will be recognized by the apparatus as imperial legal entity holds assets.