Episode 5: Defending Beliefs in an Organized and Scholarly Manner
Early African Church History • 45m
In this lecture, the indigeniois Egyptian believers of The Way were an outlawed religion surrounded by Roman officials, non-messianic Hebrews and a host of pagan religions of the culture. Being outnumbered, physically and philosophically attacked by non-believers, they fought back using spiritual weapons. In Alexandria, Egypt they established the first Christian religious center for critiquing, clarifying and rules for interpreting Scripture. Also during this period, two back-to-back crisis - known as the Imperial Crisis and the Plague of Rome – had crippled the Roman Empire. The emperor had blamed an African bishop for bringing about the plague.
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