Wesley Weekly #48 – Constantine, Councils and the Christian State

Hello everyone and welcome back to Wesley at MSU. We’ve been meeting online due to the current COVID numbers, but that allows a wider opportunity for others to join us, so if you’re interested in connecting with us online please let us know!

What you may have missed…

Last week we talked about the beginning of the Christian church and many of their early struggles with persecution, their culture, and their general mindset. We looked at the how the Romans viewed the potential political problems that the early church represented, and how the martyrdoms of the early church actually created more attention and attraction rather than less.

We evaluated some of the early writings of the Church and their emphasis on strength through humility and love and examined how their approach represented what it meant to be a “Christian”.

This Week

This week we are going to tackle the the time surrounding Constantine. We’ll look at the various councils that solidified early Christian theology, the canonization of scripture, and the eventual development of the Christian State.

As director, I feel its important to point out my bias here where I do not feel that the creation of the Christian state was healthy or at all conducive to the basic principles that following Christ represented in the early church.

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