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What does the historical evidence tell us about the pneumatological beliefs of the early Church during the first two centuries of Christianity?

The New Testament contains a massive amount of first-hand evidence about what the early Church believed regarding the Holy Spirit. Unless that is taken as the prime source, all else will be futile. ...
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How widespread was Marian devotion during the first two centuries of Christianity?

I found some nuggets in Pope Benedict XVI and Hans Von Balthasar's book "Mary The Church At The Source". I'm not sure anybody is going to be able to do much more than piece these nuggets ...
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How widespread was Marian devotion during the first two centuries of Christianity?

A problem here is that the word 'devotion' might have meant something different to Christians in the first couple of centuries to what Catholics in later centuries took it to mean. A Christian can be ...
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What did the Apostolic Fathers believe regarding the state of the dead and the afterlife?

St. Clement I (Pope from 88-97 or 92-101) was consecrated by St. Peter and is considered the first Apostolic Father. It appears he thought that those who were faithful to God would be resurrected and ...
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What is first time infant baptism was established and commissioned according to catholic church? What does church history say about this?

Not sure if this is the first recorded instance (Catholics would contend that the first recorded instance is in Acts 10 ), but it appears it was a matter of contention in the 3rd century: But in ...
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Could the apostles add to Jesus' teaching after He ascended?

Could the apostles (or anyone) add to Jesus' teaching after His ascension? People do, but it is not salvific. More pertinent to your question is this answer. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is ...
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What did the Apostolic Fathers believe regarding the state of the dead and the afterlife?

A great many of the statements by the Apostolic Fathers on the afterlife are verbatim quotes or close paraphrases of Biblical texts. While these are very helpful for an understanding of what texts ...
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Could the apostles add to Jesus' teaching after He ascended?

The first-century apostles maybe could have added to Jesus' teachings, but would they have done so, given what they knew about Jesus' teachings and ascension? Theoretically, they could have; actually, ...
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Could the apostles add to Jesus' teaching after He ascended?

Could the apostles add to Jesus' teaching after He ascended? Depends on if Jesus revealed anything to them through the Holy Spirt after his Ascension. The deposit of the faith ended with the death of ...
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Could the apostles add to Jesus' teaching after He ascended?

John 14:26 KJV The Helper, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. ...
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Could the apostles add to Jesus' teaching after He ascended?

When we hear this question, we always think about the issue of validating the message. But, the fact is, the Son of God said he would speak to the disciples again. However, first they must stay in ...
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What is first time infant baptism was established and commissioned according to catholic church? What does church history say about this?

What is first time infant baptism was established and commissioned according to catholic church? What does church history say about this? According to Catholicism infant baptism was initially started ...
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How widespread was Marian devotion during the first two centuries of Christianity?

Origen circa 200CE was one of the first in the church to "adore" Mary as she subsequently came to be "adored" as the ever-virgin. (emphasis mine) And they [the townspeople] spoke,...
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Is there any historical evidence that the supernatural gifts of the Spirit were still in operation after the apostolic age?

Is there any historical evidence that the supernatural gifts of the Spirit were still in operation after the Apostolic Age? The Short answer is yes. In short no one ever believed they had stopped ...
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Is there any historical evidence that the supernatural gifts of the Spirit were still in operation after the apostolic age?

You should give this a read through. The author references Augustine and Pachomius in the early church, as well as going into the modern church's claims of miracles. It is not in-depth, but good for a ...
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