Ce common era

of John the Baptist of Jesus (probable) of Saul Paul (probable) ministry and letters of Paul other epistolary literature burns Rome, punishes Christians of Jewish War against Rome of Paul (and probably also of Peter) of Jerusalem Temple by Romans Gospel of Mark Birkat Ha Minim Gospels of Matthew and Luke of John Letter of Clement of Ignatius of Antioch Jewish revolt against Rome of Jerusalem by Romans in Rome of Polycarp of Marcion of Justin of Montanus (approximate) of Irenaeus of Perpetua...

Outline

Two lines of development in Christianity are connected to the experiential character of this religion. A. Institutional development is a natural consequence of communities' survival through time and expansion through space. B. Creedal development is not a necessary feature of religions and is almost lacking in some the complexity of Christian belief is a consequence of its distinctive character and its internal conflicts over identity. C. Distinctive to Christianity is the way these lines of...