The Early Christians: In Their Own Words

The Early Christians In Their Own Words In these firsthand accounts of the early church the spirit of Pentecost burns with prophetic force through the fog enveloping the modern church A clear and vibrant faith lives on in these writings p

  • Title: The Early Christians: In Their Own Words
  • Author: Eberhard Arnold
  • ISBN: 9780874860955
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In these firsthand accounts of the early church, the spirit of Pentecost burns with prophetic force through the fog enveloping the modern church A clear and vibrant faith lives on in these writings, providing a guide for Christians today Its stark simplicity and revolutionary fervor will stun those lulled by conventional Christianity The Early Christians is a topicallyIn these firsthand accounts of the early church, the spirit of Pentecost burns with prophetic force through the fog enveloping the modern church A clear and vibrant faith lives on in these writings, providing a guide for Christians today Its stark simplicity and revolutionary fervor will stun those lulled by conventional Christianity The Early Christians is a topically arranged collection of primary sources It includes extra biblical sayings of Jesus and excerpts from Origen, Tertullian, Polycarp, Clement of Alexandria, Justin, Irenaeus, Hermas, Ignatius, and others Equally revealing material from pagan contemporaries critics, detractors, and persecutors is included as well.

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    1. Eberhard Arnold

      Eberhard was born in K nigsberg, East Prussia into an academic family He studied theology but, because of his views on infant baptism and his decision to leave the Lutheran church, he was refused his degree He changed majors to philosophy He married Emmy von Hollander and together they dedicated their lives in obedience to God s will This led to the beginning of community in 1920.Eberhard was criticized for his uncompromising faith, which cost him many friends Not wanting to form a separate sect, he always sought out others who felt as he did This led to a year s trip to North America 1930 31 to visit the Hutterites He was accepted as a minister and the Bruderhof became part of the larger Hutterian movement.When Hitler came to power in 1933 Eberhard spoke out clearly, recognizing early on the direction German politics were taking He spent the last years of his life preparing the Brotherhood for possible persecution Returning from a visit to government authorities in October 1933, he slipped and broke his leg a complicated fracture which ultimately led to his death.

    568 thoughts on “The Early Christians: In Their Own Words”

    1. I have long wanted to read the early Christian Fathers, but it seemed to be a very daunting task and one that I seemed to easily put off. However, this book allowed me to read many of the writings of the early Fathers without having to read a book or books by each one of them. The many quotations are not just short ones but some are longer in order to capaute the spirit and essence of the writing. I am really happy to have recived this book and to have taken the time to read it.J. Robert Ewbank [...]


    2. Absolutely brilliant if you want a view of what the early Christians since apostolic and post apostolic times, believed and taught. These early Christians speak through their own testimony by the writings presented. There are also the testimonies of the enemies of the Christians such as Roman officials. These testimonies are gleaned from letters of correspondence between these officials. Overall a 'goodread'.


    3. I started this book and got through a good chunk of it. It's one that you can easily pop in and out of. I'd like to finish it someday. It's a compilation of historical accounts and texts from the early Christian church. Powerful.


    4. In sections devoted to worship, daily life, creeds, and prophetic sayings, Arnold explores the lives of early Christians from 50AD-180AD. Each writing or saying is numbered and corresponds to notes that immediately follow the section. These notes are meant to give the reader more background information, but sometimes I felt that the notes assumed I knew what they were referring to and didn't make much sense to me. Still, the story of early Christians is fascinating. Two things struck me the most [...]




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