As Christianity becomes less dominant in Western culture, we will increasingly have much to learn from the theology of the early Christians, who lived and bore witness to Christ in an empire they didn’t control.
If you need to be convinced of the relevance of the early Christians for today, I highly recommend Alan Kreider’s book The Patient Ferment of the Early Church. If, on the other hand, you want to immerse yourself in early Christian theology, here are ten classic from the first four centuries of the church that are available as FREE ebooks!
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Concerning the Resurrection
Pagan philosophers insist on the body’s weakness its earthly origin its return to earth. To this, Tertullian answers with a remarkable eulogy of the flesh. God could not abandon what was the outward form of his own Christ dear to Him beyond all others. Furthe,r such a result does not go beyond divine power. He who could create the universe out of nothing or transform pre-existing matter into the present order of things can surely remake what He has made before.
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