19 Facts About Ante-Nicene period


Christianity in the ante-Nicene period was the time in Christian history up to the First Council of Nicaea.

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Predominant eschatological view in the Ante-Nicene period was Premillennialism, the belief of a visible reign of Christ in glory on earth with the risen saints for a thousand years, before the general resurrection and judgment.

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Some believe that the Church in the apostolic Ante-Nicene period practised infant baptism, arguing that the mention of the baptism of households in the Acts of the Apostles would have included children within the household.

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Ante-Nicene period saw the rise of a great number of Christian sects, cults and movements with strong unifying characteristics lacking in the apostolic period.

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The Post-Apostolic Ante-Nicene period was extremely diverse both in terms of beliefs and practices.

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Constantinople came into prominence only after the early Christian Ante-Nicene period, being founded officially in 330, five years after the First Council of Nicaea, though the much smaller original city of Byzantium was an early center of Christianity largely due to its proximity to Anatolia.

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Ante-Nicene period is the second after Clement to mention Paul's epistles.

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Ante-Nicene period rejected the pope's suggestion that the East use the Western date.

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Ante-Nicene period's writings were formative in the early development of Christian theology, and he is recognized as a saint by both the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

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Ante-Nicene period was a disciple of Polycarp, who was said to be a disciple of John the Evangelist.

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Ante-Nicene period used the term "gnostic" for Christians who had attained the deeper teaching of the Logos.

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Ante-Nicene period combined Greek philosophical traditions with Christian doctrine and developed a Christian Platonism.

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Ante-Nicene period presented the goal of Christian life as deification, identified both as Platonism's assimilation into God and the biblical imitation of God.

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Ante-Nicene period interpreted scripture allegorically, showing Stoic, Neo-Pythagorean, and Platonic influences.

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Ante-Nicene period relocated to Caesarea Maritima and died there after being tortured during a persecution.

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Ante-Nicene period came into conflict with the Popes of his time and for some time headed a separate group.

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Ante-Nicene period wrote three books in Greek and was the first great writer of Latin Christianity, and so is sometimes known as the "Father of the Latin Church".

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Ante-Nicene period was evidently a lawyer in Rome and the son of a Roman centurion.

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Ante-Nicene period was probably born at the beginning of the third century in North Africa, perhaps at Carthage, where he received an excellent classical education.

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