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Tag: Orthodoxy

The Benefits of Reciting the Nicean-Constantinopolitan Creed – CHS 78

Every Sunday, various Christian groups (Catholic, Orthodox and certain Protestants) recite a creed which encapsulates some of the central tenets of their faith. In this episode we talk about the practical benefits of reciting the creed on the Nicean-Constantinopolitan Creed or the Apostles’ Creed on a weekly basis. Read More

Jerome and the Old Testament Canon pt 2 – Three Perspectives on Deuterocanonical Books – CHS 0025

Jerome and the Old Testament Canon pt 2 - Three Perspectives on Deuterocanonical Books Over the course of his life (ca. 331/347-419/420), Jerome adopted three perspectives toward the canon of the Old Testament. Although he is very often seen as one who completely rejected the authority of the Deuterocanonical books (e.g., Judith, Tobit and Sirach), Read More

Jerome and the Old Testament Canon pt 1 – Life, Context and Work – CHS 0024

Jerome and the Old Testament Canon pt 1 - Life, Context and Work Since the sixteenth-century and even much earlier, Jerome’s (ca. 331/347-419/420) has had an enormous impact on the way Christians have thought about the canon of the Old Testament. Read More

Gnosticism and the Canon of Scripture – CHS 017

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Gnosticism and the Canon of Scripture Why did marginalized Christian groups add books to the canon of Scripture? In this episode we explore the rise of the various first and second-century Gnostic groups and their attempts to compose new Gospels and other sacred Read More

Criteria for Determining New Testament Canon Used by Early Church – Canon of Scripture pt 4 – CHS 0006

How did the early church decide which books of the New Testament it was going to use? In this episode, we will discuss the various criteria used by early Christian leaders in determining Read More

Canon of Scripture pt 1 – What is the Canon and Why it is Important

The canon of Scripture proves to be among the least known subjects among twenty-first century Christians but its impact touches nearly every facet of the notable points of difference between Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox Christians. In this episode we provide a general introduction to the nature of the canon of Scripture and its continual relevance… Read More
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