The History of Christianity

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History of Christianity
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Seminary courses
Timeline Overviews
Apostolic Age
Bible history
Congregations, 1st century
Patristic Period


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By date
c 30-100 AD: APOSTOLIC AGE early primative church and their Scriptures
c 100-325 or 450 AD: PATRISTIC PERIOD before the Nicene Creed; Church fathers

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Age: Apostolic 30-100 AD
Age (Period): Patristic 100-325
Andrew (Apostle)

Apostles and Apostolic Fathers

APOSTOLIC AGE: 30-40 | 50 | 60 | 70 | 80 | 90 AD

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Bartholomew (Apostle) could be Nathaniel

Bible Canon
Bible Study Timelines
Bible Timelines

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Canon, Christian biblical
Centuries: 1st | 2nd-4th
Congregations of believing men and women, also called assemblies, churches

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* Jewish literacy, 1st century

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* Literacy, Jewish, 1st century

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Introduction to Historical Theology the Patristic Period, c 100-450
Patristics, Patrology
Ante-Nicene Fathers list of writings of the Fathers to AD 325,

Patristic Period

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Search: Wikipedia

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Christian biblical canon
- the set of books divinely inspired collected into the Bible. The canon of the New Testament developed over time as a process.

"Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written." John 21:25

"And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures." 2 Peter 3:15-16

2nd century AD

bishop of
Clement, a leader of the church at Rome in the late 1st century - bishop of Rome according to Irenaeus and Tertullian. Clement wrote the First Epistle of Clement to the church at Corinth, after several presbyters who challenged being removed from their positions. This may be the earliest extant Christian documents outside of the canonical New Testament.

Mathetes - the epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus is an example of early Christian apologetics, defending Christianity.

c 110-140
Polycarp's letter to the Philippians, by Polycarp (69-155) bishop of Smyrna. He was a disciple of the apostle John, according to Irenaeus. The Martyrdom of Polycarp was written about his death.

born c 35-108 AD
Ignatius of Antioch was an Apostolic Father, student of the apostle John, and bishop of Antioch. Before he was martyred in Rome, he wrote a series of letters about early Christian theology, such as ecclesiology, the sacriments, and the role of bishops. He coined the phrase, "catholic church".

born first half of 2nd century AD

born first half of 2nd century AD

born first half of 2nd century AD
Justin Martyr

born first half of 2nd century AD
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lugdunum, now Lyons, France. He was born in Smyrna (Turkey) during the first half of 2nd century AD. He died in 202 AD. Books he wrote.

bishop of
Caesarea Maritima
c 314-340