Introductions to Tertullian, Irenaeus and Justin Martyr by Johnson Thomaskutty

The following short introductions were originally published on Facebook. In order to make them available to a wider audience Dr Thomaskutty has kindly granted permission for them to be republished on earlychurch.org.uk St. Irenaeus of Lyons, the First Systematic Theologian of the Second Century (Johnson Thomaskutty, Faculty of New Testament, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India)…

Professor Henry Chadwick, “one of the last great Anglican Scholars”, dies aged 87

Professor Henry Chadwick, “one of the last great Anglican Scholars”, dies aged 87

Anyone who has studied church history will be familiar with the works of Henry Chadwick, particularly his book The Early Church, which is still a standard textbook on many courses, remarkably so, as it was first published in 1967. It was therefore with a great sense of loss that I read of his death today…

Chris Gousmett on Patristic Eschatology

The following Ph.D. thesis is now available on-line: Chris Gousmett, “Shall the Body Strive and Not be Crowned? Unitary and instrumentalist anthropological models as keys to interpreting the structure of Patristic eschatology,” PhD. Thesis, University of Dunedin, NZ, 1993. My thanks to Dr Gousmett for reformatting his thesis and allowing me to place it on-line….

Nigel Scotland on Signs and Wonders in the Early Church

The following article is now on-line in PDF: Nigel Scotland, “Signs and Wonders in the Early Catholic Church 90-451 and their Implications for the Twenty-First Century,” European Journal of Theology 10.2 (2001): 155-168. It is refreshing to find a good academic defense for the continuance of spiritual gifts after the Apostolic Age and this one…