Lost Gospel of Judas manuscript was unveiled by the National Geographic Society on Thursday.
The origins of Christianity begin in a melting pot of Jewish, Roman, Hellenistic and various flavors of Christian thought during the first few centuries after Jesus' death on the cross. Paul the Apostle was one of the most influential writers on early Christianity, helping to flesh out orthodox Christian doctrine and opposing those theologians he deemed heretical. Others followed in his footsteps to establish the beginnings of Christian society. Read articles about Christian Origins below.
From some of the emails I receive, there are a number of people who are uncomfortable about looking into and even questioning their faith.
When scholars talk about the “Historical Jesus,” they are looking to separate myth from reality. Who was Jesus as a person? We have no first-hand primary sources like his diaries. All we have are documents written by believers – and sometimes, non-believers – that were written after his death. This article attempts to explain what we know – and can know – about Jesus the man.
When we look back over the course of history, there are many groups that claim to have held the correct view of Christianity.
By studying the historical Christian origins, you can see how different theologians interpreted the Bible as they did, how their opponents countered, and ultimately, who won.