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Ancient Christian Study Group

The history of ancient Christianity is an endlessly fascinating topic. Don Fox and Steve Thoreson are facilitating this meet up to review the history of Rome, religions of the Roman empire, Gnosticism, Mystery cults, history of Christian persecutions, biographies of major Christians, the history of the Bible and many other related topics. If you ever wanted to sort out Eusebius from Clement, or Constantine from Diocletian, or the Vulgate from the Septuagint, then this group is for you.

Previous biblical knowledge is not required to participate. 

We will be meeting every three weeks.  Each meeting a specific topic will be covered.  Check the comment section to find out what the current readings and topics of discussion are. 

 

 

 

 

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  • Matt M.

    Thanks for having me! I'll see you all at the next one on the 20th!

    December 31, 2012

  • frank

    If by "ancient Christian study" you think its "cool" to ridicule christians than you'll enjoy this group. I thought it was childish.

    December 29, 2012

    • frank

      The notion that "It is unreasonable to expect reverence from atheists" confirms my simple assertion that this is not a "serious" group. Enjoy!

      December 30, 2012

    • Matt M.

      Personally, I find religious privileging repulsive.

      December 30, 2012

  • Don F.

    I'll be there; Steve has said he's coming although he'll be late. And walk ins are common.

    December 29, 2012

  • Matt M.

    Just wondering if this is still happening?

    December 29, 2012

  • Don F.

    We'll be talking about Bart Ehrman's "Jesus, Interrupted". It's his introduction to 300 years of biblical scholarship. It's also cheap, short and widely available.

    We'll be concentrating on the first 3 chapters; they deal with contradictions & discrepancies in the New Testament. When did Jesus die, why does he ride into Jerusalem on a donkey and a colt simultaneously, how long did Jesus' ministry last, where was Jesus the day after his baptism, what did the voice at Jesus' baptism say and many more.

    December 16, 2012

    • Matt M.

      Love it! I'll be there.

      December 18, 2012

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