A History of the Early Church to AD 500 by John William Charles Wand

By John William Charles Wand

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This of course is extraordinarily interesting, but it seems hazardous both in its history of the ministry at Antioch and in its theory of variety in the Church at large. As for the first, we have already seen how uncertain is the date of the Didache, and in regard to Ignatius we confess that his injunctions read more like an effort to persuade the faithful to rally round an old and tried institution than an attempt to foist upon them something new. As for the second, we need not imagine that everything was managed in precisely the same way in all the churches, but it is very difficult to think that there would be a wide and fundamental divergence in so important a matter as that of organisation.

He was allowed a considerable measure of liberty while awaiting his trial, and in characteristic fashion set about the proclamation of the gospel. If, as is generally believed, he was acquitted and made further missionary journeys, the Church must have been greatly strengthened on his return. As a result, however, of its growing importance, the Christian community began to draw upon itself the dislike not only of Jews but also of Pagans. It was naturally difficult for them to understand the exclusiveness of a monotheist religion, and the secrecy that surrounded its ceremonies added to their suspicions.

The year in which Pompey had taken Jerusalem. C. C. ) had sufficed to propitiate. It was under this very unsatisfactory system that the Romans organised the conquered country as an outpost of their empire against the ever-threatening peril from Parthian invaders. The birthplace of the Church thus stood on the boundary between East and West. It is significant that this infant religion, which is sometimes called essentially Eastern, as soon as it was strong enough to leave the cradle marched straight to the West.

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