The History of the Church of Christ: Century III

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It is certain, that from our Saviour's time to the present, there have ever been persons whose dispositions and lives have been formed by the rules of the New Testament; men who have been real, not merely nominal Christians, who believed the doctrines of the gospel, loved them because of their divine excellency, and suffered gladly the loss of all things, that they might win Christ, and be found in him. It is the history of these men which I propose to write. It is of no consequence with respect to my plan, nor of much importance I believe in its own nature, to what external church they belonged. I intend not to enter with any nicety into an account of their rites and ceremonies, or forms of church government, much less into their secular history. Even religious controversies shall be omitted, except those which seem to bear a relation to the essence of Christ's religion, and of which the history of his real church seems to require some account. Let not the reader expect, that the actions of great men (great in a secular view I mean) will be exhibited to his notice. Nothing but what belongs to Christ's kingdom shall be admitted, and genuine piety is that alone which I intend to celebrate. - Summary by Introduction (7 hr 37 min)


Irenaeus 13:42 Read by InTheDesert
Tertullian 17:40 Read by InTheDesert
Pantaenus 4:45 Read by InTheDesert
Clemens Alexandrinus 9:08 Read by InTheDesert
The Affairs of the Church during the Reigns of Severus and Caracalla 12:44 Read by InTheDesert
Christian Affairs during the Reigns of Macrinus, Heliogabalus, Alexander, Maxim… 14:33 Read by InTheDesert
The Conversion of Cyprian 17:14 Read by InTheDesert
The Beginnings of the Persecution of Decius, and Cyprian's Government till his … 8:24 Read by InTheDesert
The History of Cyprian and the Western Church during his Retirement of two Years 59:29 Read by InTheDesert
Cyprian's Settlement of his Church after his Return and the History of the West… 20:27 Read by InTheDesert
The Effects of the Persecution of Decius in the Eastern Church 43:09 Read by InTheDesert
The History of the Church during the Reign of Gallus 27:20 Read by InTheDesert
The Pacific Part of Valerian's Reign 31:22 Read by InTheDesert
The Last Acts and Martyrdom of Cyprian 17:09 Read by InTheDesert
Cyprian compared with Origen 24:05 Read by InTheDesert
Other Particulars of Valerian's Persecution 18:26 Read by InTheDesert
From the Reign of Gallienus to the End of the Century 34:53 Read by InTheDesert
Some Account of Gregory Thaumaturgus, Theognostus, and Dionysius of Rome 13:28 Read by InTheDesert
The Farther Extension of the Gospel in this Century 2:43 Read by InTheDesert
A Short View of the External State of the Church 22:38 Read by InTheDesert
Testimonies to the Church of Christ from its Enemies 29:23 Read by InTheDesert
Connexion between the Doctrine and Practice of Primitive Christians 15:13 Read by InTheDesert