Imagine the conversation should someone turn up today from the 4th Century church and observe the state of our theological debates. What would they say to us? I imagine it would go something like this.
Between the 4th and 6th Century AD a controversy boke out particularly among the churches in North Africa concerning a group called the Donatists. They believed that priests in the church had to be perfect in order to serve effectively. The root cause of this was to do with persecution. Some Christians had found ways… Continue reading Winding back the hyperbole
I’ve written on this subject a few times now because “Gnosticism” seems to be the label of choice when we want to attack the position of other Christians. I think there are two problems with this. First of all, I think it prevents us from understanding the actual position of people we disagree with including… Continue reading The real problem with Gnosticism