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1. Gregory the Thaumaturgos
Aka GREGORY, WORKER OF WONDERS
leading Xn AsiaM
3rd Century
changed diocese from 17 Xn to only 17 NOT Xn
substited pagan holidays w/ Christn
2. Describe the early attacks against Christianity pg 82-3
1st persectn by Jews
2nd persectn by pagans
2. Describe the early attacks against Christianity pg 82-3
called Aetheists bec refused ceremonies, festvls, comnty life
called sexually immoral-met secretly at night men & women
3. Explain the apologetical responses made by the early Church.
Attacked paganism
Attacked polytheism & anthropomorphism of gods
Attacked morality of current philosophies
Xnty weakened society lack of particptn in culture
3. Explain the apologetical responses made by the early Church (2)
Reliance upon Reason false guide to truth
Boasted Christ
Showed contrasts not syncretism
Moses preceded Greek philosophers
Jesus fulfillmt of prophesy
Boasted moral change
Peace & unity among diverse peoples
Prayed for persecuters
Shared Gospel w/persecutors
2. Describe the early attacks against Christianity pg 82-3
Property of Xns given to accusers
Imprisonment/Torcher
Hard Labor in mines/execution
4. Pliny the Younger pg 84
Xty proscribed, legally persecuted
5. Nero def and Date
64 Nero begn 1st of 10 majr persctns
Peter & Paul killed undr N
Blamed Xns for fire Rome
Marcus Aurelius def and Date
ruled 161-180
Hated Christns
undermined struct of society
Septimius Severus p86 def and Date
friendly to Xns-son Caracalla raised by Xn
202 issued edict against Xns
6. Ignatius of Antioch p85
wrote letters on way to his persctn & death
Second half 3rd Century
7. Polycarp p85
Last person talked w/eyewitnesses Jesus
Martyred Asia Minor
8. Explain the persecutions of Decius & date
AD249
demanded sacrifices to the gods
Valerian 253-60 (pg88)
singled out bishops to worship gods or exiled
Xns death penalty for assembly or visit cemetery