Church History

  1. Twenty-nine Years

    This article originally appeared on my blog (Here). “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord…their works follow them” (Revelation 14:13) David Brainerd (1718-1747) was an 18th century American missionary to the native American Indians of New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813-1843) was a 19th century Scottish minister in Dundee. These two men lived in different centuries, were born in different countries, ministered in differing circumstances and therefore, in...
  2. Irenaeus: A Pivotal Theologian In A Pivotal Era

    Irenaeus was perhaps the most important and influential theologian of early Christianity. He defended against attacks by Gnosticism and Marcionism, he was the first to recognize most of the texts that would form the canon as it is known today, and he developed a robust understanding of Scripture and salvation. Irenaeus, known anachronistically as a 'biblical theologian', shaped Christian orthodoxy that would lay the foundation of the Church for centuries to come.
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