History of Christianity 1: The Apostolic Church

My newest YouTube videos, the first in a series in which I plan to cover the history of Christianity from Pentecost to modern times, a century per installment.

Notes for the primary video:
In this video, we take a look at the Church of the 1st century, from Pentecost in AD 29 to the death of the Apostle John in AD 100.

Suggested Reading:
“Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew” – Bart D. Ehrman
“From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries & Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith” – L. Michael White
“Heretics for Armchair Theologians” – Justo L. González & Catherine Gunsalus González
“Early Christian Writings” – translated by Maxwell Staniforth, edited by Andrew Louth
“The Story of Christianity: An Illustrated History of 2000 Years of the Christian Faith” – David Bentley Hart
“Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol i: Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus” – edited by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson
“History of the Church” – Eusebius of Caesarea, translated by G.A. Williamson
“From Memory to History: Using Oral Sources in Local Historical Research” – Barbara Allen & Lynwood Montell
“Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations” – Martin Goodman
“The Works of Josephus” – Josephus, translated by William Whiston
“The Holy Bible (New Kings James Version)”
“Early Christian Doctrines” – J.N.D. Kelly
“The Story of Christianity, Volume 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation” – Justo L. González

Primary Sources:
Didache
Epistle of Clement of Rome to the Corinthians (also known as 1 Clement)
Epistle of Barnabas
Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians
Against Heresies – St. Irenaeus of Lyons
The New Testament (especially Acts of the Apostles)
The Jewish War – Flavius Josephus
The Histories – Tacitus
Lives of the Caesars – Suetonius
History of the Church – Eusebius

Notes for the supplementary video:
Quotes from ancient writings both from and pertaining to the first century Christian Church.

Quoted in this video:
Acts of the Apostles (in the New Testament) – St. Luke the Evangelist
Homily 20 – St. Cyril of Jerusalem
Life of Nero – Suetonius
The Jewish War – Flavius Josephus
Against Heresies – St. Irenaeus of Lyons
Letter to the Corinthians (1 Clement) – St. Clement of Rome

Other first century writings of interest:
The Didache
Epistle of Barnabas
Histories of Tacitus
And, of course, the entirety of the New Testament

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