Category Archives: early church history

Historical Theology from a Protestant Viewpoint, Dr. Nathan Busenitz

This is the first of 25 lectures on Historical Theology from the early church up to the Reformation.  I have not listened to them all, but jumped around some; and still have a long way to go.  Overall, it looks … Continue reading

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The Books that did not make it into the Bible

The beginning of Wesley Huff’s lecture (see the video at the end of this post) was a condensation of the opening of the book, “The Heresy of Orthodoxy” by Andreas Kostenberger and Michael Kruger – very important to see the … Continue reading

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John Henry Newman’s confession – early church is different than later church in history

Cardinal John Henry Newman admitted that the early church (“catholic” / universal -first 500 years) is different than the later church (later = Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox). It does not seem possible, then, to avoid the conclusion that, whatever … Continue reading

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Historical Evidence for the Gospels, Dr. Timothy McGrew

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Cyprian vs. Stephen, Bishop of Rome, 257-258 AD

From the web-Archive Originally posted on Jan. 19, 2015 Third Century Opposition to Claims of Primacy by Stephen (d. 257) especially by Cyprian (d. 258) On Catholic Answers, episode #6796, Dr. David Anders argued that in the third century Pope Stephen … Continue reading

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Cyprian’s opposition to Stephen, bishop of Rome, 257-258 AD

From the web archive.

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Augustine on the bondage of the will to sin

“But now, can that part of the human race to whom God hath promised deliverance and a place in the eternal Kingdom be restored through the merits of their own works? Of course not! For what good works could a … Continue reading

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