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1REL 1350WeaverStudy Guide MaterialsNo More Like Matthias: The Apostolic FathersDefinition of Apostolic Father -The generation after the New Testament eraoTheir connection to apostlesleaders claimed to be students of Jesus’ disciples/apostles (not fathers of theapostles!)EcclesiologyoOne of the 4 issuesoStudy of churchHeresy, OrthodoxyoBad beliefoIncorrect doctrine, “bad” beliefoOut of BoundsoA theological “untruthoOrthodoxyRight belief, Correct doctrineRight opinionIgnatius of AntiochoUse of the word catholicThe “catholic” ChurchUsed the word “catholic” (universal) for the ChurchThe worldwide ChurchoMonarchical episcopateMonarchical Episcopate: Growing Role of the BishopOne Ruling BishopoView of EucharistIgnatius affirms Real Presence in the Eucharist (term he coins)Eucharist is Medicine of _immorality(for salvation)oView of DocetismDocetists undercut EucharistoThey affirmed Docetismand deny IncarnationChrist onlyseemedorappearedto be fleshWas not human, did not die, did not rise again in the fleshAn ethical “disconnect” when the Incarnation is DeniedoApostolic FatherDesired martyrdom – to be poured out as a libationI am God’s wheatTheology of martyrdomoMeaning of term
2Persecution of ChristiansSporadic, local, at times intenseoLetter of Pliny to TrajanDon’t seek out, but punish if proved guiltyoIgnatius’ conception of martyrdom for himselfDesired martyrdom – to be poured out as a libationI am God’s wheatoEdict of MilanPersecution ceases with Emperor Constantine (313 C.E., Edict of Milan)oView of martyrdomMeaning of termLetter of Pliny to Trajan(111 C. E.)Don’t seek out, but punish if proved guiltyHis conception of martyrdom for himselfoMartyrdom of Polycarp –the firePerpetua and FelicitasoSummarize storyoRole of father; role of the infant; brothers; the pitcher, conditions ofwomenNorth AfricaRole of the FatherThe pitcher – holds the water and pours itThe child – 8 months; breastfeeding; mother relieved from babyThe brother – 7 years old; was thirsty; bowl lowered so he could drinkAbility to see visions and speak a revelationoThey are from where….Didache (Teaching of the Twelve Apostles)oSome characteristics of the “way of life and way of deathWay of lifeShare goodsThe Yolk of the LordGratitudeUnityWay of deathMurderAbortion/InfanticideWitchcraft/magicSchismoInstructions on baptism, fasting and Lord’s PrayerLords prayer3 timesFastNot with the hypocrites (Tues and Thurs)
3Only on Wed and FriBaptismFairly detailed outlineIn the name of Father, Son, and Holy SpiritLiving, or running water, preferredCold water preferredOr just pour on the headImplies adult baptism

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Term
Fall
Professor
Holleyman
Tags
Christianity, The New Testament, Protestant Reformation, Christian terms

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