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comment Why did only 4 people write about the Life of Jesus Christ?
It is noted in Acts that many of the first Christians themselves were Pharisees (Acts 15:5). It is certainly possible that many of his followers during his lifetime, could have been members of this highly literate group as well. And consider Jesus himself, was in Greek, a Tekon, traditionally a carpenter, however this term could have been applied to any number of skilled artisans. This profession, although does not require one to be literate, is not a peasant either.
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comment Why did only 4 people write about the Life of Jesus Christ?
I like your answer though, I'd like throw out some food for thought regarding the disciples being peasants. Consider Jesus's inner circle Peter, James and John. They were fishermen, perhaps members of the merchant class, and most likely tri-lingual. They would have spoken Aramaic to each other, Hebrew during religious occasions, and Greek in the market place, and perhaps maybe have had some written literacy as well. Matthew the tax collector most likely would have been able to read and write.
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comment Was the Nicene Creed accepted under duress?
This is implicit in your question, but I think do add to this: "And if it was accepted under duress then what implications does that have to the church, and does it invalidate the Creed?
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