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The Church in Rome in the First Century: Introduction

AN EXAMINATION OF VARIOUS CONTROVERTED QUESTIONS RELATING TO ITS HISTORY, CHRONOLOGY, LITERATURE AND TRADITIONS EIGHT LECTURES PREACHED BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE YEAR 1913 ON THE FOUNDATION OF THE LATE REV. JOHN BAMPTON, M.A. CANON OF SALISBURY BY GEORGE EDMUNDSON, M.A. LATE FELLOW AND ... Read More

The Church in Rome in the First Century: Lecture 1

Rom. i. 8: First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.' The subject of these lectures is in one sense a well-worn theme. The literature bearing upon the history of the Church in Rome during the first century is enormous, and unfort... Read More

The Church in Rome in the First Century: Lecture 2

Romans, x. 14: How shall they call on Him, in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?' The narrative of St. Luke in that earlier part of the Acts of the Apostles which leads up and is introductory to the mai... Read More

The Church in Rome in the First Century: Lecture 3

Rev. xvii. 18--The great city, which reigneth over the Kings of the earth. In my previous lectures I have attempted to show from the internal evidence of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans that there existed at Rome in 57 A.D. a Christian Church of high repute and many years' standing, and that this C... Read More

The Church in Rome in the First Century: Lecture 4

Acts xxviii. 15--Whom when Paul saw, he thanked God and took courage. The hope expressed by St. Paul in his Epistle to the Romans that he might, after accomplishing his mission of alms-bearing to Jerusalem, be able shortly to pay a passing visit to the Roman Christians on his way to Spain, [192] was... Read More

The Church in Rome in the First Century: Lecture 5

1 Peter iv. 16: If a man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this name.' The reasons that were given at the close of the last lecture for holding that St. Paul was released from his bonds and left Rome at the beginning of the year 62 A.D. are greatly strengthene... Read More

The Church in Rome in the First Century: Lecture 6

Rev. xii. 11: They loved not their life unto death.' The deaths by martyrdom of the Apostles Peter and Paul at Rome towards the close of Nero's reign are among the facts of first-century Christian history which may in these days be regarded as practically outside controversy. The evidence of the let... Read More

The Church in Rome in the First Century: Lecture 7

1 Cor. i. l0: Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that ye all speak the same thing, that there be no divisions among you.' Before proceeding to the consideration of that earliest official document of the Roman Church commonly known as the First Epistle of Clement to the... Read More

The Church in Rome in the First Century: Lecture 8

Daniel, xi. 3, 6: And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god till the indignation be accomplished.' During the period which followed the accession of the Flavian dynasty to the Imperial throne the Church in Rome seems to have lived in... Read More

The Church in Rome in the First Century: Appendices

NOTE A. CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF EVENTS MENTIONED IN THE LECTURES. The Crucifixion Passover, 29 A.D. Martyrdom of St. Stephen 33 A.D. Accession of Claudius January 24, 41 A.D. Imprisonment of St. Peter Passover, 42 A.D. St. Peter's 1st visit to Rome Summer, 42 A.D. Death of Herod Agrippa Spring, 44 A.... Read More

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