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The Early Christians: In Their Own Words

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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 topically ...more
Hardcover, 379 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Plough Publishing House (first published June 1970)
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J. Ewbank
Jul 14, 2015 J. Ewbank rated it really liked it
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.

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Don Hartley
Jul 20, 2012 Don Hartley rated it it was amazing
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'.
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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.
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Eberhard was born in Königsberg, 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.

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