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

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Expansion

CHURCH CENTERS

 

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


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