|May 26, 2017|
How Well Do You Know the Early Church?
An earlier post commented on an article from Christianity Today reporting on biblical illiteracy among modern Christians. Alongside the general lack of scriptural knowledge, the church today is also largely unfamiliar with early Christian history. Besides the present, most Christians’ knowledge of church history may be limited to persons such as Augustine or Reformation leaders. For many today the period closest to the apostles is completely obscure. These blind spots in modern Christian understanding leave a lot of room for foreign beliefs to slip into our faith unnoticed. So, what might we learn if we studied the three centuries between the New Testament and Augustine? What differences might we find between their Christianity and modern church norms? How well do you know the earliest church, the church established by the apostles?
For more information on
the writers, beliefs, and practices of the earliest church, pleases see our studies entitled:
- Early Church
- First Eight Writers’