Christianity - Opponents
Pharisees -& Sadducees - Matthew, Mark & Luke
Judaizers - Galatians
Enthusiasts - 1st Corinthians
Peddlers of Religion - 2nd Corinthians
Gnostics - Ephesians & Colossians
Docetists - Catholic Epistles
Manichaeism - Dualists - “It absorbed many of the followers of Mithraism and the remnants of the Christian-Gnostic sects.” and Zoroastrians.
Arians - Creeds
Donatists - Augustine
Alexandria .... Destroyed by Julius Caesar
Athens ... Influenced eclipsed by Constantinople ... Later restored.
Constantinople ... Destroyed by Crusades and Islam (Istanbul)
Corinth .... Change in shipping led to gradual decline
Jerusalem ... Destroyed by Romans
Rome .... Continues