Some of us are going through Sketches from Church History by S M Houghton one small chapter at a time. (By the way, the book has pictures.) Aiding us in this study is the work book by Rebecca Frawley. Both are Banner of Truth books.
Now we are at
Chapter 1 The Early Church

Some keywords/names to remember/key ideas from this chapter are:

  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Persecution from unbelieving Jews
  • Persecution under Emperor Nero (54-68 A.D.)
  • Roman historian Tacitus
  • Suetonius, another Roman writer
  • Correspondence between the Younger Pliny and Emperor Trajan
  • Justin Martyr and his Apologies
  • Christian writer named Tertullian
  • ICHTHUS, a well-known acrostic
  • Why Christians were persecuted
  • Persecution (303 A.D. – 311 A.D.) under reigns of Emperor Diocletian and Emperor Galerius
  • Eusebius a later Christian historian

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