Items relating to or dicussing “Early Christian Communities”

Was Ancient Manichaeism Christian?

By |2023-07-02T03:58:52-04:00July 5th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

He (Mani) saw himself as not only teaching Christianity, but THE Christianity. So, what happened historically? You have competition. You have competition between the leaders who think they are the ones who are teaching the correct version. An interview with Dr. Jason BeDuhn

After Jesus Before Christianity: New Discoveries

By |2023-08-14T21:21:45-04:00August 21st, 2022|Tags: , , , |

This course, After Jesus Before Christianity: New Discoveries, is presented by Dr. Shirley Paulson and Dr. Deborah N. Saxon. The course is designed to help you gain a better understanding of early Jesus people by examining information from a wide variety of sources, including the book After Jesus Before Christianity.

Healing Violence in the World: Letter of Peter to Philip

By |2023-10-26T04:05:41-04:00November 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Second in the Nag Hammadi Series Presenters Dr. Shirley Paulson and her co-instructor, Dr. Hal Taussig, guide you through some surprising new ideas about Jesus in this little-known text, the Letter of Peter to Philip. Jesus gives his ambassadors (i.e. disciples) instructions in six steps that lead his followers (from long ago and now) to experience peace, joy, and even healing in the face of violence.

Luke, Didache, and Prayer of Thanksgiving: It Began with Meals

By |2022-07-18T18:12:31-04:00April 26th, 2021|Tags: , , |

The study of these three texts helps point to the very meal-based practice of the first two centuries of Christ people gatherings and the early lack of the later church-based liturgical and mass-related ‘worship services.’ Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig (with host Shirley Paulson, PhD)

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