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Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Chronology...Apostolic Age and...Development of the N. T. Canon ^ | 1985-1991 | Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan

Posted on 03/02/2010 10:06:40 PM PST by Salvation

Catholic Biblical Apologetics

Apologetics without apology!

What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why?

This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement. Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries.

This is a set of lecture notes used since 1985 to teach the basis for key doctrines and dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church. The objectives of the course were, and are:

The course grew out of the need for the authors to continually answer questions about their faith tradition and their work. (Both authors are active members of Catholic parish communities in the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Robert Schihl was a Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University. Paul Flanagan is a consultant specializing in preparing people for technology based changes.) At the time these notes were first prepared, the authors were spending time in their faith community answering questions about their Protestant Evangelical workplaces (Mr. Flanagan was then a senior executive at the Christian Broadcasting Network), and time in their workplaces answering similar questions about their Roman Catholic faith community. These notes are the result of more than a decade of facilitating dialogue among those who wish to learn more about what the Roman Catholic Church teaches and why.

Chronology of the Apostolic Age and the Development of the New Testament Canon

Chronology of the Apostolic Age and the Development of the New Testament Canon

A chronology is now appropriate in order to present a sequence of events both biblical and extra-biblical which affect the canon of the Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament. It is said that no two scripture scholars will agree on one apostolic chronology. Hence what is presented here is acceptable to some but not universally. It serves to give points of reference for the events that took place and their consequences.

Preaching of John the Baptist 27
Outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church 30
Stephen is stoned to death. 36/37
The conversion of Paul
Paul's first missionary journey 45/49
Council of Jerusalem 50
Paul's second missionary journey 50/52
51 1 and 2 Thessalonians written
Paul's third missionary journey 53/58
54-57 Galatians written
57 1 and 2 Corinthians written
58 Romans written
The voyage to Rome 59/60
Paul's first Roman imprisonment 61-63 Philemon written
Colossians written
Ephesians written
Philippians written
James written
65 Mark written
1 Timothy written
Titus written
The Apostle James is martyred
Paul taken to Rome 63/64
Peter in Rome 64 1 Peter written
Paul's second imprisonment and death 67 2 Timothy written
Peter's death; Linus is Bishop of Rome Hebrews written
The destruction of Jerusalem 68-70
70s Matthew written;
Luke and Acts written
Anacletus is Bishop of Rome 78
70s/90s Jude written
90s John written
1, 2, and 3 John written
Revelation written
Clement is Bishop of Rome 92-101 1 Clement written
John's death at Ephesus 98


Council of Rabbis at Jamnia 99-100 Palestinian Canon in Hebrew
First Christian Canon of the Old Testament c. 100 Alexandrian Canon in Greek
100-125 2 Peter written
Didache written
Melito, Bishop of Sardis c. 170 Produced the first known Christian attempt at an Old Testament canon. His list uses the Septuagint order of books but contains only the Old Testament protocanonicals minus Esther.
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons 185 Developed a New Testament Canon (without 3 John, James or 2 Peter)
c. 200 Muratorian Fragment contained a canon similar to Trent
Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea c. 325 History of the Church written; referred to James, Jude,2 Peter, and 2 and 3 John as "disputed, yet similar to most."
Council of Laodicea c. 360 List of books similar to Trent's canon.
Pope Damasus 382 Decree listing the books of Trent's canon.
Council of Rome 382 Prompted Pope Damasus' Decree.
Council of Hippo (North Africa) 393 Approved a list of OT and NT Canon (same as later Trent)
Council of Carthage (North Africa) 397 Approved a list of OT and NT Canon (same as later Trent)
Exuperius, Bishop of Toulouse 405 Wrote to Pope Innocent I requesting a list of canonical books. Pope Innocent listed the Trent canon.

TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: apologetics; bible; catholic; catholiclist
Starting to look at the New Testament timeline.
1 posted on 03/02/2010 10:06:41 PM PST by Salvation
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2 posted on 03/02/2010 10:08:16 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Jesus preached an end-times kingdom but one already existing on earth
Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Jesus preached that the kingdom was primarily spiritual and internal but also visible and external.
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Catholic Biblical Apologetics: Christ committed His very mission to this twelve man inner core group, his Apostles, alone.
Christ gave to the Twelve, the Apostles, the power of ruling, teaching and sanctifying.
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3 posted on 03/02/2010 10:10:50 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Great list
About where does Barnabas fit in?

4 posted on 03/02/2010 10:25:49 PM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: Salvation
Thank you for sharing this.

One of the things that I enjoy is the in-depth history and evaluation that stems from the early days of our Church.

5 posted on 03/02/2010 10:25:52 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Suz in AZ

I noticed that some other New Testaments references, especially to books, were also missing.

Maybe we have some historians that will come on this thread and can answer your question. I’m just posting from this site. It really is quite thorough, though, or else I wouldn’t be using it.

Makes one wonder, doesn’t it? But then, I’ve heard it said that the moment we get to heaven we won’t have anymore questions — because they will all be answered. LOL!

6 posted on 03/02/2010 10:36:59 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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