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    The Didache is a collection of early Christian teachings that outlines a variety of Christian practices. It was written as a result of Christianity’s urge to establish and differentiate itself amongst other popular and threatening religious groups such as Gnosticism and Marcionism during the second century. The purpose of the Didache is to guide in the process of standardizing and regulating church leadership and methods of worship. Subsequently after Jesus’ crucifixion, the prevalent notion among Jesus’s early followers was that the world was going to end approximately within a generation. Understandably, followers of Jesus, especially the apostles, used their time and energy spreading the word of Jesus rather than developing an institutionalized…

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    Didache In The Eucharist

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    10 of the Didache which concerns the thanks over the cup and bread. According to the Didache 9:2, over the cup one would say “We thank you, our Father, for the holy vine of David your servant, which you made known to us through Jesus your servant. To you be the glory forever.” This formula of speech is derived from the Jewish blessing over the wine which in English goes "Blessed art thou, oh Lord our God, King of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.” As a document of ancient…

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    The Didache Research Paper

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    This essay will look at the Didache, it will start by looking at what the Didache is. Then looking at each part separately and discussing the contents, it will summarise each section of the Didache before analysing the possible use. It will then discuss how and why this is important for contemporary church historians. The Didache is quite a short work which is written in a very straightforward, practical way. It was thought to be lost until it was rediscovered in 1873 by Archbishop Bryennios, in…

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    The Gospel of Matthew contains a number of verses that provide a conflicting yet intriguing insight to the status of women and the interactions that Jesus had with them. A consequence of these differing views is the uncertainty readers may have over the role of women and their influence in the rise of Christianity. Professor Rodney Stark’s essay on the role of women promotes the notion that women were major stakeholders in Christianity and acted as a catalyst to the religion’s rapid growth.…

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    Forced out of their synagogues for several doctrinal disagreements, early Christians, who were predominately Jewish, began gathering in the only place they could for worship, each others homes. Although the exclusion from temple worship was meant to bring the new sect of Judaism known as Christianity to an end, the first century house church became an incubator for the infant faith. Communion being such an essential aspect of early Christian worship, breaking bread together was primarily their…

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    The Montanist Movement

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    latter half of the second century around 160 by Montatius in a Christian church in Phrygia, Asia Minor. It is believed that, while in the house church, Montanist fell into a deep trace when the Spirit started speaking through him and he was helpless to resist it. Within ten years, the Montanist movement had attracted many followers include Priscilla and Maximilla, both of whom were active leaders in the movement. By 170, Montanism had spread to North Africa, Gaul and Rome. The emergence of the…

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    1.Describe the main challenges to Christianity in the first three centuries and how the Apostolic Fathers and the Apologists responded to each. One of the main challenges that faced Christianity in the first three centuries was Gnosticism. Cerinthus was one of the earliest Gnostic teacher and troublers during the 1st Century (28). Gnostics believed that each person possessed a special, higher spiritual knowledge (29), and that humans are made up of matter. One of the biggest arguments…

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    Some of the prayers which are now recited within Christian churches come from Jewish Origins (Religion: Christianity). These include“early Christian prayers” which “ are quotations or adaptations from Jewish originals.” Some of these prayers were taken from the Apostolic Constitutions and the Didache. Of all of the prayers that come from Judaism, the one that is most commonly known is “The Lord’s Prayer (“Our Father which art in heaven”).” The Lord’s Prayer includes three things that are seen…

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    tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met.”(usccb.org) We as Catholics have to protect the rights and dignity of the people. This relates to Human life and dignity, because it states that we are responsible for protecting the rights of people. They correlate, they both state that life and dignity are sacred and need absolute protection. A contemporary attack against this principle…

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    In this section, I will introduce Irenaeus the person, his background, major work, and his knowledge of or at least a familiarity with Justin’s works, Ignatius’s works, Polycarp, and the Didache to show theological continuity in regards to the Eucharist. The introduction serves to place Irenaeus in his context and how his context influences his Eucharistic theology. Eucharistic Passages in Adversus Haereses In this section, I will analyze the Eucharistic passages in AH. I will evaluate…

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