Category Archives: Early Christian Literature

The Ancient Church Saw the New Testament as the Apostolic Writings

This is a subsidiary post of Apostolicity and the New Testament. This post is designed to accumulate the evidence that the ancient church, in producing the New Testament, was distinguishing genuine apostolic writings from all other Christian writings.  Though many … Continue reading

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Why Did It Take So Long for the New Testament to Be Finalized?

This is a subsidiary post of The Formation of the New Testament…from Beginning to End. Although we can see New Testament documents being considered authoritative even in New Testament days (i.e. the first century), it is not until the fourth century … Continue reading

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Post-Apostolic Church Leaders – 1st through 5th Centuries (Clement through Augustine)

I have not tried to include in this list every church father from the Patristic period.  My focus is to understand the process by which the New Testament canon was formed.  Therefore, while the list does include most major church … Continue reading

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J. Warner Wallace – The Top Three Reasons the Bible Is Reliable – YouTube

J. Warner Wallace – The Top Three Reasons the Bible Is Reliable – YouTube.

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Annotated Bibliography on New Testament Text and Canon

These are works I have cited in various posts I have written for this blog.  The list is not exhaustive for often I have cited a work with the relevant information in the post itself.  I’ve begun this bibliography so … Continue reading

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The Authorship of the Epistle of Barnabas

Also called Letter of Barnabas. Bart D. Ehrman writes in his introduction to the letter in the Loeb Classical Library: “The Epistle of Barnabas was a popular writing in some circles of early Christianity. Although anonymous, it came to be ascribed … Continue reading

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Early Christian Literature

Christian literature, it stands to reason, consists of all those texts having to do with Christ, Christians, or Christianity (the second two in that list obviously tracing their own origins to the first).  Since Christ in this context refers to … Continue reading

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