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The Leadership of the Catholic Church: Now vs. Then (Pt. 5)

As we move into the third century, the relevant body of Christian literature grows considerably. The episcopalian structure of government has become more universal, and all of the writers of this period reference a singular bishop as holding a place of authority. They also largely repeat Irenaeus’ argument about bishops succeeding from the apostles and […]

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Connecting the Dots of Church History

Gavin Ortlund has a recent article at The Gospel Coalition which argues that Evangelicals should get better acquainted with pre-Reformation and especially Medieval Church History. To this we can only give our hearty Amen. The recovery of history is one of the great needs of our day. We would like to offer one complementary though important caveat. Mr. […]