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What was the early churches view on head-covering for women?

Holy Bible “Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the ...
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Is there any historical evidence that the early church believed in the doctrine of intercession of saints during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD?

Hermas “[The Shepherd said:] ‘But those who are weak and slothful in prayer, hesitate to ask anything from the Lord; but the Lord is full of compassion, and gives without fail to all who ask him. But ...
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According to Protestant NT scholars/historians did Gamaliel get the chronology & history wrong in Acts 5?

According to scholars Jamieson, Fausset, & Brown, they say the Thaedus was different from the one mentioned in Josephus. 35-39. Theudas--not the same with a deceiver of that name whom JOSEPHUS ...
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Did St. John Chrysostom believe in papal primacy?

Yes. As St. Robert Bellarmine wrote in De Romano Pontifice bk. 2 ch. 15, "That the Roman Pontiff Succeeds Peter in the Ecclesiastical Monarchy is Proved from the Greek Fathers": The seventh ...
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Did the early church believe in self defence?

There is an excellent article by Henry J. Cadbury: The Basis of Early Christian Antimilitarism In there he does rather thorough analysis of the writings on the early Christians on the concept and ...
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What influence did Greek philosophy have on the formation of orthodox Christian doctrine?

This question bothered me for ages. At one point I entertained the idea that there had been Hellenistic elements that needed to be purged. But Pope Benedict cured all that. Thus, despite the bitter ...
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Is there any evidence to the devotion of Mary in the early church?

Is there any evidence to the devotion of Mary in the early church? The short answer seems to be yes. The oldest known prayer to Mary is the Sub Tuum Praesidium which dates to the 3rd (or 4th) century ...
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Is there any evidence to the devotion of Mary in the early church?

Images of the Blessed Virgin appear in the catacombes; see the works by archeologist Josef Wilpert (1857-1944). Also, the cult of St. Thecla (follower of St. Paul) was almost as big as that for the ...
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What was the Early Church Fathers' view of female teachers in the Church?

What was the Early Church Fathers' view of female teachers in the Church? Church Fathers indicate that women do play an active role in the Church and that in the age of the Fathers there were orders ...
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