Church History

 

 

“Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come.” (1 Corinthians 10:11)

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01 - (06-24-2018)
  • Intro - Why Study Church History?
  • Some Other Things You Should Know Before We Begin

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02 - (07-01-2018)
  • Where Do We Begin?
  • Christian Faith Grounded in History
  • Palestine - Birthplace of the Christian Church
  • Judaism in Palestine

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03 - (07-08-2018)
  • Diaspora Judaism
  • The Greco-Roman World
  • Pliny the Younger Writing to the Emperor Trajan

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04 - (07-15-2018)
  • The Roman Empire
  • Early Roman Political History
  • The Roman Economy
  • Roman Intellectual Culture

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05 - (07-22-2018)
  • Roman Traditional Pagan Religion
  • Roman Emperor Worship
  • The Eastern Mystery Cults
  • Philosophy in the Roman Empire (Introduction)

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06 - (07-29-2018)
  • Philosophy in the Roman Empire
    • Platonism
    • Epicureanism
    • Stoicism
    • Cynicism
  • From Jerusalem to the Ends of the Earth (Intro)

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07 - (08-05-2018)
  • From Jerusalem to the Ends of the Earth

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08 - (08-19-2018)
  • The Apostle Paul
  • The Decline of Judaism

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09 - (08-26-2018)
  • The Apostles: Facts and Legends

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10 - (09-02-2018)
  • First Conflicts With the State
  • Persecution Under Nero

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11 - (09-09-2018)
  • Reasons for Christian Persecution

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12 - (09-16-2018)
  • The Apostolic Fathers
    • Clement of Rome’s Letter to the Corinthians
      • Overview of the Purpose and Content of the Letter

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1 Clement
13 - (09-23-2018)
  • The Apostolic Fathers (continued)
    • Clement of Rome’s Letter to the Corinthians (continued)
      • Some Excerpts from the Letter
      • 1 Clement is Steeped in Both OT and NT Scripture
      • 1 Clement Shows Rome Had a Sound Ecclesiology
      • 1 Clement Shows Rome Had a Sound Theology

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