From Torah to Paul: The Prehistory of the Catholic Church

From Torah to Paul: The Prehistory of the Catholic Church

by Karl L. Oakes


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498296014
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Karl Oakes is fascinated by every facet of the human experience: man's mysterious origin, his ancient past, and his religious impulses. The author is married to the lovely and gracious Denita, has three wonderful children, and is an elder in the church of God that meets in their home. Karl now resides in Eugene, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Abbreviations xi

1 The Background of the Schism 1

2 The Founding Charter 22

3 The Teaching Develops and Spreads 35

4 Church Polity and the Rites of Worship 49

5 The Fathers of Unclearness 64

6 The Primitive Eucharistic Meal 73

7 The Dawning of the Pauline Day 87

8 The Evolution of the Canon 98

9 The Meaning of the Eucharist 112

10 The Roman Reformation 118

11 The Great Feast: Easter 131

12 Chronology and Mythology 141

13 Peter and Rome 154

Placing the New Testament Writings in History 161

The Earliest Patristic Witnesses to the New Testament Books 173

Dating the Patristic Literature 175

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