Did the Early Church Fathers Think That They Were Inspired Like the Apostles?
This article evaluates the claim that the early church fathers regarded their own writings as inspired. It explains that they repeatedly expressed that the apostles had a distinctive authority that was higher than their own, and that inspiration-like language can be used to describe ecclesiastical authority even though such authority is subordinate to the apostles'.
Five Non-Negotiables from the Church Fathers on the Incarnation
What should one believe about the incarnation of Jesus Christ? Here are five things from the church fathers that cannot be negotiated on the matter.
Did the Early Church Teach Transubstantiation?
This article discusses whether the early church fathers taught transubstantiation. It shows that they ultimately recognized the elements at the Lord’s Supper to be symbols of Christ’s body and blood.
Did the Early Church Affirm Jesus' Deity?
Have you ever heard the idea that the deity of Christ was a doctrine invented centuries after his death? This article shows by way of twenty-five quotations from the early church fathers that the early church believed Jesus is God.
Sola Scriptura and the Early Church
The article traces the view of the early church fathers on the authority of Scripture, showing that they held to the doctrine of sola Scriptura. Their view was abandoned by the Roman church, and then restored by the Reformation.
Without Excuse: Classic Christian Exegesis of General Revelation
Can it be declared that God is clearly revealed in creation and his government of creation? Is this general revelation accessible to all people? Early Christian exegesis of Romans 1:18–22 tried to reflect on these questions. This article wants to treat general revelation from a theological perspective, with special reference to the church fathers and ancient Christian exegetes.
Tongues-Speech: A Patristic Analysis
Was there speaking in tongues in the period immediately following the apostles? Hunter examines writings from the early church fathers for the possible references to the phenomena of glossolalia. Specific attention is given to reactions against Montanism.
Will the Real Athanasius Please Stand Up?
Case wants to take a fresh look at one of the early church fathers, Athanasius. He focuses on how Athanasius relied upon Scripture in his work, The Incarnation of the Word of God. He notes the influence of Justin Martyr, the Apostolic Fathers, and Irenaeus.
Sing a New Song - The History of Psalm Singing in the Christian Church
Many believers use the Psalms as a prayer book. It is also primarily God’s hymn book. From the early church the Psalter has been both the prayer and hymn book of the church. The author indicates this for the apostolic church and the church of the early church fathers. He continues with the Middle Ages and the Reformed tradition.