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  1. Dead Sea Scrolls (Library of Congress)
      "The exhibition Scrolls From the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship brings before the American people a selection from the scrolls which have been the subject of intense public interest. Over the years questions have been raised about the scrolls' authenticity, about the people who hid them away during the period in which they lived, about the secrets the scrolls might reveal, and about the intentions of the scrolls' custodians in restricting access. The Library's exhibition describes the historical context of the scrolls and the Qumran community from whence they may have originated; it also relates the story of their discovery 2,000 years later. In addition, the exhibition encourages a better understanding of the challenges and complexities connected with scroll research." 06-06

  2. Early Christian Writings (dmoz.org)
      Provides links. 06-06

  3. History of the Christian Churches (dmoz.org)
      Provides links. 06-06

  4. History of the Christian Churches: Ancient Heterodoxies (dmoz.org)
      Provides links. 06-06

Papers
  1. -01-17-08 Jesus "Tomb" Controversy Reopened (Time.com)
      "When the Discovery Channel aired a TV documentary last year raising the possibility that archeologists had found the family tomb of Jesus Christ in the hills behind Jerusalem, it caused a huge backlash among Christians." 01-08

  2. -07-07-08 Jesus' Resurrection a Sequel? (Time.com)
      "A 3-ft.-high tablet romantically dubbed 'Gabriel's Revelation' could challenge the uniqueness of the idea of the Christian Resurrection. The tablet appears to date authentically to the years just before the birth of Jesus and yet — at least according to one Israeli scholar — it announces the raising of a messiah after three days in the grave." 07-08

  3. A Boost for the Book of Jeremiah (Time Magazine)
      "By confirming the historical accuracy of a tiny detail, a two-inch clay tablet long in the possession of the British Museum has given ammunition to those who believe that the Bible — specifically, in this case, the book of the prophet Jeremiah — is history. That, at least, is what the believers are claiming." 07-07

  4. Aquinas, Thomas (ChristianityToday.com)
      Provides a short biography. 06-06

  5. Arianism (Wikipedia.org)
      "Arius taught that God the Father and the Son were not co-eternal, seeing the pre-incarnate Jesus as a divine being but nonetheless created by (and consequently inferior to) the Father at some point, before which the Son did not exist."

      "The conflict between Arianism and the Trinitarian beliefs was the first major doctrinal confrontation in the Church after the legalization of Christianity by the Emperor Constantine I." 06-06

  6. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria (Catholic Encyclopedia)
      Provides a biography. 06-06

  7. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria (Justus.anglican.org)
      "Outside the pages of the New Testament itself, Athanasius is probably the man to whom we chiefly owe the preservation of the Christian faith. He was born around AD 298, and lived in Alexandria, Egypt, the chief center of learning of the Roman Empire." 06-06

  8. Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria (Wikipedia.org)
      "Athanasius of Alexandria (also spelled "Athanasios") (c.298–May 2, 373) was a Christian bishop, the Patriarch of Alexandria, in the fourth century. He is revered as a saint by both the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, and regarded as a great leader and doctor of the Church by Protestants."

      "In about 319, when Athanasius was a deacon, a presbyter named Arius began teaching that there was a time before God the Father begot Jesus when the latter did not exist. Athanasius accompanied Alexander to the First Council of Nicaea in 325, which council produced the Nicene Creed and anathematized Arius and his followers. On May 9, 328, he succeeded Alexander as bishop of Alexandria. As a result of rises and falls in Arianism's influence, he was banished from Alexandria only to be later restored on at least five separate occasions, perhaps as many as seven." 06-06

  9. Christian Faith Groups (ReligiousTolerance.org)
      "Except perhaps for a few years between the execution of Yeshua of Nazareth (circa 30 CE) and the start of Paul's ministry (circa 36 CE), the Christian religion has never been unified."

      "In its earliest years, the Christian religion was divided into three main religious movements: the Gnostics, Jewish Christians, and Pauline Christians." 06-06

  10. Constantine, Roman Emperor (Catholic Encyclopedia)
      "Constantine can rightfully claim the title of Great, for he turned the history of the world into a new course and made Christianity, which until then had suffered bloody persecution, the religion of the State." 06-06

  11. Dead Sea Scrolls (Wikipedia.org)
      "The Dead Sea scrolls comprise roughly 825-870 documents, including texts from the Hebrew Bible, discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves in and around the Wadi Qumran (near the ruins of the ancient settlement of Khirbet Qumran, on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea). The texts are of great religious and historical significance, as they are practically the only known surviving Biblical documents written before AD 100." 06-06

  12. Ecclesiastical History (Catholic Encyclopedia)
      "Ecclesiastical history is the scientific investigation and the methodical description of the temporal development of the Church considered as an institution founded by Jesus Christ and guided by the Holy Ghost for the salvation of mankind." 06-06

  13. First Council of Nicea (Wikipedia.org)
      "The First Council of Nicaea, convoked by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 325, was the first ecumenical[1] conference of bishops of the Christian Church."

      "The purpose of the council (also called a synod) was to resolve disagreements in the Church of Alexandria over the nature of Jesus in relationship to the Father; in particular, whether Jesus was of the same or of similar substance as God the Father." 06-06

  14. History of Christianity (ReligionFacts.com)
      "Christian history begins with Jesus of Nazareth, a Jew who was born in a small corner of the Roman Empire. Little is known of his early life, but around the age of 30, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and had a vision in which he received the blessing of God. After this event, he began a ministry of teaching, healing, and miracle-working." 06-06

  15. History of Christianity (ReligionFacts.com)
      "Christian history begins with Jesus of Nazareth, a Jew who was born in a small corner of the Roman Empire. Little is known of his early life, but around the age of 30, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and had a vision in which he received the blessing of God. After this event, he began a ministry of teaching, healing, and miracle-working." 06-06

  16. History of Christianity (ReligiousTolerance.org)
      "One is forced to talk about the 'histories' of Christianity rather than of the 'history' of the religion. This is particularly true of the very early Christian movement:..." 06-06

  17. History of Christianity (ReligiousTolerance.org)
      "One is forced to talk about the 'histories' of Christianity rather than of the 'history' of the religion. This is particularly true of the very early Christian movement:..." 06-06

  18. History of Christianity (Wikipedia.org)
      "This article outlines the history of Christianity and provides links to relevant topics." 06-06

  19. History of Christianity (Wikipedia.org)
      "This article outlines the history of Christianity and provides links to relevant topics." 06-06

  20. Luther, Martin (ChristianityToday.com)
      Provides a short biography. 06-06

  21. Oldest Copy of the Bible (Codex Sinaiticus)
      "Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Its heavily corrected text is of outstanding importance for the history of the Bible and the manuscript – the oldest substantial book to survive Antiquity – is of supreme importance for the history of the book." 03-11

  22. Pastor Loses Job After Questioning Hell's Existence (MSNBC News)
      "The pastor of a rural United Methodist church in North Carolina wrote a note on his Facebook page supporting a new book by Rob Bell, a prominent young evangelical pastor and critic of the traditional view of hell as a place of eternal torment for billions of damned souls." 03-11

  23. Review of "Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years" (New York Times)
      "A word of disclosure: I am an Episcopalian who takes the faith of my fathers seriously (if unemotionally), and I would, I think, be disheartened if my own young children were to turn away from the church when they grow up. I am also a critic of Christianity, if by critic one means an observer who brings historical and literary judgment to bear on the texts and traditions of the church."

      "I mention this because I sense a kind of kinship with Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the history of the church at Oxford University, who has written a sprawling, sensible and illuminating new book, 'Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years.' A biographer of Thomas Cranmer and the author of an acclaimed history of the Reformation, MacCulloch comes from three generations of Anglican clergymen and himself grew up in a country rectory of which he says, 'I have the happiest memories.' ”

      "Questions of meaning — who are we, how shall we live, where are we going? — tend to be framed in theological and philosophical terms. But history matters, too, and historians, MacCulloch says, have a moral task: 'They should seek to promote sanity and to curb the rhetoric which breeds fanaticism.' " 04-10

  24. Teresa of Avila (ChristianityToday.com)
      Provides a short biography. "She was hesitant to put her insights to paper and had to be ordered by her superiors to do so. Thankfully for later generations, she obeyed: her three works, Autobiography, Way of Perfection, and Interior Castle, contain some of the most profound insights into the spiritual life ever written." 06-06

  25. Timeline of Christian Missions (Wikipedia.org)
      "A chronology of events in the global expansion of Christianity (delimited to those groups that affirm the ancient Creeds of the Church)" 06-06

  26. Trinitarianism (Wikipedia.org)
      "Within Christianity, the doctrine of the Trinity states that God is a single Being who exists, simultaneously and eternally, as a perichoresis of three persons (personae, prosopa): Father (the Source, the Eternal Majesty); the Son (the eternal Logos or Word, incarnate as Jesus of Nazareth); and the Holy Spirit (the Paraclete or advocate). Since the 4th Century AD, in both Eastern and Western Christianity, this doctrine has been stated as 'One God in Three Persons,' all three of whom, as distinct and co-eternal 'persons' or 'hypostases,' share a single Divine essence, being, or nature." 06-06

   
   


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