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Faith of the Early Church: Anselm and Peter Abelard

Abelard and Heloise and early Church Faith

Anselm of Canterbury and Peter Abelard were two influential early church theologians and philosophers who had interesting views of logic, faith, philosophy and how all interacted with religion. Anselm, an Italian monk, educated in France and who eventually became the… Continue Reading

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Anselm’s Ontological Argument of God’s Existence

A colorized portait of Anselm of Canterbury leader of the early faith

Anselm, an Italian monk, educated in France and who eventually became the Archbishop of Canterbury, is certainly one of the major influences in Christian theology even to this day. He was firm in the Augustinian tradition believing that faith must… Continue Reading

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Gnostics, False Prophets and Challenges for the Early Church

Irenaeus, who first used gnostics to describe heresies

In studying the accounts presented by early historian Eusebius of Caesarea on the challenges that Gnosticism, Montanists and Marcionism presented to Early Christianity it becomes painfully clear that these groups fell squarely into the category of “false prophets” that many… Continue Reading

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Apologists Justin Martyr and Clement of Alexandria

Christian Apologists: Saint Justin Martyr

As Christianity began to rise, the relationship with philosophy and critical thinking and how these aligned with matters of religion and faith began to have major importance. The idea of a single God in a pagan culture that revered many… Continue Reading

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Saint Thomas Aquinas influence in Christianity

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas work has influenced the entire history of Christianity immensely. Upon graduating in a higher institution, He dedicated himself to an existence of voyaging, writing, instructing, public speaking and preaching. This made religious foundations, colleges and the body… Continue Reading