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This revised variation of the traditional historical past of the 1st nice interval in Christian proposal has been completely up-to-date within the mild of the most recent old findings. Dr. Kelly organizes an ocean of fabric via outlining the advance of every doctrine in its historic context. He lucidly summarizes the genesis of Chrisitian concept from the shut of the apostolic age to the Council of Chalcedon within the 5th century--a time teeming with clean and competing rules. The doctrines of the Trinity, the authority of the Bible and culture, the character of Christ, salvation, unique sin and beauty, and the sacraments are all widely taken care of in those pages.

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  • A thoroughly new bankruptcy on Mary and the saints

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_t_b_y_knowledge•. and it is the function of the divine mediators to open the eyes of 'pneumatic' men to the truth. 1 'is redeemed by know­ ledge'; while according to Basilides,z 'the Gospel is knowledge 1 lrenaeus, haer. I, 21, 4· z Hippolytus, ref. 7, 27, 7· THE BACKGROUND 27 of supramundane things'. In other words, when a man has really grasped the Gnostic myths in all their inwardness, and thus realizes who he is, how he has come to his present condi­ tion, and what is that 'indescribable Greatness' which is the supreme God, the spiritual element in him begins to free itself from the entanglements of matter.

E. the Old Testament) and the apostolic testimony were formally independent of each other, these fathers seem to have treated their contents as virtually coincident. What the apostles saw and proclaimed as eye-witnesses, the prophets testified to beforehand in minutest detail; there was no item in the message of the former which, if one but searched the Scriptures, the prophets could not be shown to have foreseen. Secondly, the apostolic testimony had not yet come to be known as • tradi­ tion'.

Polycarp, for example, re­ gardeds St. a'Ta) of the apostles. To them, too, he traced' the explanation of why baptism was necessary, and the manner of celebrating the eucharist. There is no reason to infer, however, that the primitive Church regarded the apostolic testimony as confined to written documents emanating from, or attributed to, the apostles. Logically, as it must have done chronologically, the testimony stood prior to the documents, and it would be more correct to say that the latter were valued precisely because they were held to enshrine the former.

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