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  • Didache In The Eucharist

    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 Christianity these Jewish prayers would still commonly be used by the Jewish-Christians of the time and thus the same format would be needed in order to teach the gentile converts as it would seem familiar although…

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  • The Role Of Women In The Gospel Of Matthew

    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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  • The Didache Research Paper

    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 Montanist Movement

    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. What Are The Main Challenges To Christianity In The First Three Centuries?

    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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  • Rome And Judaism Influence On Christianity

    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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  • 'Eucharistic Passages In Adversus Irenaeus'

    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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  • Importance Of Catholic Social Teaching

    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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  • Eastern And Western Monasticism

    and Western Christianity had comparatively been influenced by Jesus’ teachings. The ideology of Jesus Christ included his virginal birth, his death, and resurrection. With this in mind, some of the important reoccurring issues in understanding both concerns for the East and West are founded in the sacramental and liturgical practices. Christ’s death and “resurrection became koinonia: or communion, fellowship, or the church [p. 33, Vol. 1].” The apostles transferred the teachings of Jesus and…

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  • Early Christian Traditions

    because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight” where it is assumed Paul stayed over to not miss the Lord’s Supper and in 1 Corinthians 10:16 it is said “And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?”(Jackson, 2014) It is thought though that “breaking bread” can refer to eating a common meal. This is thought because in the same clause the disciples are said to have ate with gladness (Jackson, 2014) As this writer is not yet versed in the…

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