Besides the Apostles, who helped guard the new faith from heretics? Who helped the new Christians understand the differences between Judaism (the parent religion) and this one? And what exactly did they teach, as the faith "which was once for all handed down to the saints"? Who were the early Christians? | #Church #History #Christian #Books #BookReview #EarlyChurchHistory

Do you know who the prominent, key players in the establishment and growth of Christianity were? Besides the Apostles, who helped guard the new faith from heretics? Who helped the new Christians understand the differences between Judaism (the parent religion) and this one? And what exactly did they teach, as the faith “which was once for all handed down to the saints”? Who were the early Christians?

Who Is Who in the Early Church by David Bercot

Christians today owe a huge debt of gratitude to these earliest Christians. They kept the faith – stared death in the face and laughed – and pressed forward in the upwards call of God, in Christ Jesus.

If you’ve only heard of Martin Luther, Augustine, and Tertullian perhaps it’s time you began learning about the earlier church. The pre-Nicene Church. Click To Tweet

Who Were The Early Christians?

David Bercot helps us with that. Bercot is a former Jehovah’s Witness who began studying the early history of the Christian faith and its writings (known as patristic studies) in an effort to learn what the real faith was – and what it ought to be – based upon the premise that the closer we can get to the apostolic faith founded by the people who were actually there the better we are able to learn and apply what Jesus and the Apostles actually said and did.

He has compiled a handy quick-reference guide of exactly who is who in the early Christian church:

The Apologists (and other writers)
The Church Leaders
Famous Martyrs
The Heretics

This is not an anthology of in-depth biographies, but rather a very short introduction to these essential people, what they wrote and what they are famous for.

This guide is a short, easy read at only 43 pages (you can read it easily in under an hour). If you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription you can get it for free. It would also make a handy reference tool as you read the early Christian writings.

Whether you plan on deep-diving into patristics or just want to know the basics of who is who in the early church, this book will be indispensable in helping you keep straight who is who in the early church.

Who Is Who in the Early Church by David Bercot Designed to acquaint the reader with the key figures in the early, pre-Nicene Church. Most Christians have never heard of most of these early Christians, except for a few persons like Tertullian and Justin Martyr. As a result, when most Christians today run across names like Irenaeus or Cyprian, they have no idea of who these people are.

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