How Should We Define Scripture?

I posted previously on the topics of Gnosticism, Marcionism, and Montanism in my previous three posts. While discussing Marcionism, there was a debate about the apostasy. The topic got sidetracked into a discussion of the definition of scripture, so I thought I’d post a new topic regarding that topic. Falcon makes the case that Joseph […]

Montanists, Mormons, and Early Christian Doctrines

This is part 3 of Heresy and Orthodoxy. I’ve been listening to class 5 from the Covenant Theological Seminary on Ancient and Medieval Church History. They have talked about Gnosticism and Marcionism. I’d like to talk about a little known movement in early church history called Montanism and compare this to Mormonism.

How does Marcionism relate to the Apostasy?

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been listening to the Covenant Theological Seminary class called “Ancient and Medieval Church History.”  Class 5 deals with Heresy and Orthodoxy, and they discuss 3 of the largest early heresies:  Gnosticism, Marcionsim, and Montanism.  I’d like to discuss Marcionism a bit. Marcion lived 110 – 160 AD […]

Early Christian Heresies: Gnosticism

I found a really cool website that offers free downloads from a seminary.  It’s found at Covenant Theological Seminary.  I believe it is a Presbyterian Seminary, and I’ve learned a ton about the Bible, and Jewish and Christian History.  Currently, I’m listening to the course called Ancient and Medieval Church History.  Class 5 deals with […]

Gnosticism, Dead Sea Scrolls, Nag Hammadi Library

My previous post comments had drifted off topic, so I thought I’d post a new topic along those lines. Gnosticism means “secret knowledge.”  This is not to be confused with the term Agnostic, which means “without knowledge.”  Typically, Agnostic people are without knowledge of God.  Some are atheists, but not all.  Agnostics typically are ambivalent […]