Lecture 4 was about the Roman Empire, and this lecture is about key traits of the early Church related to mission. It was 1) shaped by persecution, 2) by c. 200 episcopal in its polity, 3) alive and well outside of the Roman Empire, and 4) engaged in apologetics. Special attention is paid to Justin Martyr, a native of Palestine (Neapolis-Nablus).
Lecturer: Duane Alexander Miller Botero
Reading: Justin’s First Apology