Category Archives: Post-Biblical-Era Literature

The Briefest History of Organized Christianity

The history of Christianity can be characterized as a history of church splits.  There are currently tens of thousands of Christian denominations, not to mention all the non-denominational churches. At the 100,000-foot level, however, there are two major splits that … Continue reading

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Biblical, Jewish, and Christian (and more) sources from Google Books | timothy michael law

Biblical, Jewish, and Christian (and more!) sources from Google Books | timothy michael law.

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Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical Gospels Attributed to Peter?

The short answer to this question is that they appeared too late to have been written by Peter. This blog post is written by J. Warner Wallace. Why Shouldn’t We Trust the Non-Canonical Gospels Attributed to Peter? – Stand to … Continue reading

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The Crafting of the 4th Century Roman Church, Doctrine, and Papacy (Triablogue)

More from John Bugay on clarifying the history of the papacy.  Here’s how this post begins: There is no question that there were “bishops” in Rome, likely beginning in the late second or early third centuries. But these were not … Continue reading

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The papacy is 1600 years old, not 2000 years old (Triablogue)

How the post begins: In news accounts concerning the upcoming retirement of Pope Benedict XVI and a new papal conclave, one way to check to see if the particular news outlet you are watching had actually checked its facts is … Continue reading

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Did Christianity Borrow from other Religions? – Mike Licona, PhD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijgTK51sVIQ&feature=em-uploademail From the YouTube description: Did Christianity borrow from pagan religion? What about Mithras or Adonis? Mike Licona shows how pagan religions actually did NOT pre-date Christianity. In fact, these pagan religions borrowed from Christianity once it began to expand. … Continue reading

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Are There More Gospels? – Mike Licona (YouTube)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLIHTSrH0Oc&feature=em-uploademail From the YouTube description: Did Emperor Constantine have anything to do with putting in four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) in the New Testament? Many skeptics think the church supressed “gospels” outside of the New Testament, so they … Continue reading

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David Cloud on THE CHURCH FATHERS: A DOOR TO ROME

Opening paragraph: Many people have walked into the Roman Catholic Church through the broad door of the “church fathers,” and this is a loud warning today when there is a widespread attraction to the “church fathers” within evangelicalism. via The … Continue reading

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Did We Get Jesus Right? Jesus in the Canonical and Apocryphal Gospels – a lecture by Simon Gathercole (YouTube)

From the YouTube description: Lecture – Dr Simon Gathercole – Topic: “Did We Get Jesus Right? Jesus in the Canonical and Apocryphal Gospels” given 09/08/12 at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX Lecture (all) – Dr Simon Gathercole – … Continue reading

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Brian LePort’s Notes on the Didache (Part 1)

Notes on the Didache (Part 1) | Near Emmaus.

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