How Do We Know the Early Church?


How Do We Know the Early Church?

By Dr. William H. Marshner

“Deep In History” Conference
The Coming Home Network International

Former Lutheran scholar Dr. William Marshner explores the sources of information about the early church and used by early Christian historians. How did early Christians learn and pass on the faith?

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The early period of the growth of Christianity (ca. A.D. 50-700) is a rich source for learning how the earliest disciples and apostles of Jesus Christ passed on the “faith delivered once and for all to God’s holy ones” (Jud 3). From Ignatius of Antioch in the early second century to Gregory the Great in the early seventh, the story of the Church’s proclamation in winning over pagan culture to Christ is widely diverse in practice and wonderfully unified in doctrine. The faith of these early Saints inspires and challenges us to live more deeply in love with Christ and in continuity with our forbearers in Christ.

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