REL 1350 Apostolic fathers

REL 1350 Apostolic - No More Like Matthias The Apostolic Fathers Look Inward Apostolic Fathers The generation after the New Testament era leaders

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
No More Like Matthias: The Apostolic Fathers Look Inward Apostolic Fathers The generation after the New Testament era; leaders claimed to be students of Jesus’ disciples/apostles (not fathers of the apostles!) With the death of the apostles, new leaders emerged and had to confront practical questions. No longer could appeal to people who had been with Jesus. Some of the writings were considered Scripture temporarily. Writings include I Clement, Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, Martyrdom of Polycarp, Letters of Ignatius, and the Didache. Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch Seven epistles, 110-117 Attacked docetism Real presence in the Eucharist (term he coins) o Medicine of immortality (for salvation) o Used the word “catholic” (universal) for the Church Monarchical Episcopate: Growing Role of the Bishop o Move away from collegial leadership and prophets o Centralized leadership to fight heresy (shun divisions, follow the bishop) o Where the bishop is, there is the Church- mystical presence o Emergence tied to the Eucharist; represented the faithful to God
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course REL 1350 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

Page1 / 3

REL 1350 Apostolic - No More Like Matthias The Apostolic Fathers Look Inward Apostolic Fathers The generation after the New Testament era leaders

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online