Concordia Theological Monthly

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baptism, church, sacrament, christian archeology, latin, apostles, christening, easter, tertullian

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The boundary between history and archeology is somewhat indefinite, but for the purpose of this short discussion the following distinction may be of value. History is a more or less orderly narration of events, either in the form of a chronicle which notes down occurrences from day to day or week to week, like a diary, or in logical arrangement, presenting events in units as the historian understands the incidents which he presents. Archeology, on the other hand, and, in this instance, Christian archeology, is the science of Christian antiquity, an orderly presentation not so much of historical events as of information pertaining to cities, houses, furniture, appointments, customs, and other interesting data, many of which have historical significance without being an integral part of history.


History of Christianity

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Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 4:30; John 3:5; Ephesians 5:26; Matthew 6:11; 1 Corinthians 11:28-29;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars