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Unformatted text preview: HIEU 201 Oct 8 th , 2008 The Early Church(es) and the Later Empire 1. The Roman Reactions to Christianity and Martyrdom a. Nero b. The Revelation to John as Resistance Literature coded version of making theological sense in the mist of the suffering & depressed situation c. Pliny the Youngers Letters to Trajan (112) d. Martyrdom i. Perpetua & Felicity (North Africa, 202) written with purpose to it, showing the power of women given with Christianity standing up to the Roman empire ii. Coliseum built for gladiatorial combat & execution of Christians e. Christian Apologists & The Beginnings of Christian Theology i. The Apostolic Father A group of writers who had actually or allegedly been in touch witht eh apostles themselves; flourished between 100 150 AD; focus on ethics and morality, developments of hierarchy within the church ii. Greek Apologists began to bridge the gap between Christianity; emphasis is chiefly on monotheism and the resurrection; proclaim the alliance of Christianity with philosophy, of the Church and Empire; accepted the world in which they live, i.e. they are optimists accepted the world in which they live, i....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2009 for the course HIEU 201 taught by Professor Ridenhour during the Spring '08 term at UVA.
- Spring '08