1REL 1350WeaverStudy Guide MaterialsNo More Like Matthias: Apostolic FathersDefinition of Apostolic Father oTheir connection to apostlesEcclesiologyHeresy, OrthodoxyIgnatius of AntiochoUse of the word catholicoMonarchical episcopateoView of EucharistoView of docetismTheology of martyrdom oMeaning of the termoLetter of Pliny to TrajanoIgnatius’ conception of martyrdom for himselfApostolic Fathers: the Didache; Persecution of Early ChristiansDidacheoSome characteristics of the “way of life and way of death”oInstructions on baptism, fasting and Lord’s PrayeroMeans of testing a false prophetoThe author’s words on following the whole yoke of the LordoIts other titleMartyrdom of Polycarp – the firePerpetua and FelicitasoSummarize storyoRole of father; role of the infant; brothers; the pitcher, conditions of womenoThey are from where….Edict of MilanBoundaries of the Faith: Irenaeus and Gnosticism; MontanismGnosticismoBasic definitions, leaders oboundaries defined
2oDocetismoDualism of…oGnosis – meaning, how you get itoSalvation by…oRole and Concept of JesusoPleromaoDemiurge… CreatoroView of ScripturesOpponent: Irenaeus of LyonsoBattled the Gnostics, Against Heresieso3 safeguards to the faith: canon, creed, clergy (how did these function)oApostolic Succession (and how did Irenaeus personally fit into this scheme)oRecapitulation – definition; connection to the incarnation, second AdamoApostles Creed and how it refuted gnostic beliefsMontanismoLeadersoNew Prophecy (ecstatic speech)oPepuzaoProphet v. BishopoRole of Continuing Revelation (as it relates to Scripture)Apologists: Christianity and CultureDefinition of ApologistCriticisms of Christianity and the Church’s basic responsesBiblical/Cultural SeparatismoTertullian view toward Greek philosophyWhat has Athens to do with Jerusalem? What Does the Academy have to do with the Church?Christ against cultureThe Blood of Martyrs is the …oEarly MonasticismSt. AntonySimeon StyliteChristianity compatible with best of the worldoApologies were addressed to whom and were really meant for…oJustin Martyr First and Second Apologyattitude toward Greek philosophy his use of Logos and its meaning
3manner of his death“inclusivism”Defining the CanonMarcion ohis dualismohis closed canon consisted of…ohis Christology ohis use of Paul and attitude toward PaulDiatessaronCriteria for inclusion in the CanonoMarcion, Montanists and Gnostics: their role in canonoDate for the New Testament in the form we have it/AthanasiusoDidache as an example of… in terms of the canonthreefold method of biblical interpretation – OrigenHow did they read the Old Testament?