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Empire
Empires
Dictionaries
Compton’s Encyclopedia
empire
empireAn empire is a type of political unit. Throughout history countries have wanted to control lands beyond their borders. The word imperialism refers to the practice of a country’s extending its political power, especially through the acquisition of conquered territory. Such a country and the lands
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Church
CHURCH and EMPIRE. Though the first term, church, is clear—indicating the society founded at the beginning of our era by Jesus Christ, which unites communities of Christians around the same faith—the second, empire, can be understood in either a broader (to the extent of becoming synonymous with the