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Tatian’s Conversion by the Word

Tatian, a second-century Assyrian Christian and pupil of Justin Martyr before becoming an Encratitic rigorist, is known for his Oratio ad Graecos (“Address to the Greeks”), an early Christian apology, as well as his (now lost) Diatesseron, a harmony of the four Gospels. In the Oratio, Tatian gives an account of his conversion and provides us with another […]

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Fellowship in the Gospel as Principium of Ecclesiology

What is the ground of the fellowship of the saints? Again and again, we must return to the point that it can only be the reconciling Word of God: the Word of the Gospel and the Word become Flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ. If we read the New Testament closely, and especially Paul’s letters, we […]