Did Catholicism exist before the reign of the Emperor Constantine (r. 306-337 AD)? Various historians and other scholars claim that Catholicism, as we would recognize it today, did not exist before the reign of either Constantine or his later successor, the Emperor Theodosius I (r. 379 -395). In this episode, we look at
Does Quotation Equal Canonicity? Pt 1
Does quotation equal canonicity? Certain Protestant scholars and apologists have frequently appealed to the principle that quotation equals canonicity. In other words, when such Christian authors as Polycarp, Ignatius and Clement of Rome appealed to the statements of Scripture, they were recognizing, at least implicitly, the canonical status of these books.
Jesus, the Apostles, the First-Century Church and the Canon
In this episode, we answer a listener’s question who asks: Could one establish the canon by solely examining the testimonies of Jesus, the Apostles and the first-century Church?