Troy Community Church - Troy, AL, Assemblies of God Church

Sunday Night Seminars

Early Church History - From NT Acts through the Council of Nicea 325 AD

Please take a moment to send me your name, e-mail and phone number.
I will be in contact with everyone interested in attending these seminar sessions.

Outline of Topics:
- Greek Influence in Early Christianity
- Paul and Outreach to Gentiles
- Roman Persecutions
- The Rise of Bishops
- Regional Development of the Church
- Post Apostolic Writings
- Early Heretics
- The Beginning of an NT Canon
- Second Repentance
- Push for Orthodoxy
- The Great Persecution
- Constantine comes to Power
- The Council of Nicea

Take some time to begin reading from these resources. The more time you spend in preparation for our seminar, the more you will retain during our times together on Sunday evenings.

The Greek Influences in the New Testament

Start reading Century 1-4 on CH101
This is a condensed version of the web site formatted for reading on a mobile device:
A Concise History of the Christian Church, by R.A. Baker

Other Recommended Texts
Rise of Christianity, by W.H.C. Frend.
The Early Church, by Henry Chadwick.
A History of the Early Church, Vol.1-4 by Hans Lietzmann.
Men and Movements in the Primitive Church: Studies in Early Non-Pauline Christianity, by F.F. Bruce.

Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism by D.H. Williams
(Read my review of this excellent Williams text)

Relevant Articles by Al Baker
How the New Testament Canon was Formed
Review of Bart Ehrman's Lost Christianities
An Introduction to Gnostic Texts
An Introduction to "The Sayings of the Desert Fathers"
"Second Repentance" in the Early Church: The Influence of The Shepherd of Hermas

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