Week 8 - Early Cburch

Church “Fathers”

Clement (Rome) - died about 100

Ignatius (Antioch) - early second century (died 107?)

Justin Martyr - died 165

Polycarp (Smyrna) - died 166

Irenaeus  (Lyons) - studied under Polycarp
Clement of Alexandria
Tertullian of Carthage

Origen (born in Alexandria)

Works by the Early "Church Fathers"
Other works by "Church Fathers"
Early Christian Writings
Patristic Source Texts in English
Myriobiblos Library

Persecutions

Nero (54-68) - 64: cannibals, athiests, incestuous, treasonous (wouldn’t worship Emperor), prayed for king but not to, worshiped “criminal” so must be criminals
Domitian (81-96)

Trajan (98-117)
Antoninus Pius

Marcus Aurelius (161-180)
Septimius Severus
Thrax
Decius (249-251)
Valerian I (253-260)
Diocletian (284-305)

       Maximianus, Galerius, Severus, Constantius

Heresies

Docetism

Gnosticism
Marcion

Montanism
Heresies of the First Century
Heresies of the Second Century
Heresies of the Third Century

Questions
Cyprian
Novatian