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Most Important Person/Event of the 2nd Century

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Dr. Bob, Sep 25, 2003.

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  1. Justin Martyr writes his Apology

    27.3%
  2. Polycarp Martyred

    27.3%
  3. Irenaeus (Bishop at Lyons) fights Gnosticism

    18.2%
  4. Tertullian begins Writing on Sin Nature

    27.3%
  5. Origen begins his Hexapla (6 column Bible)

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  1. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator
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    In church history, 5 ante-Nicene fathers became prominent following the death of John. What is YOUR choice of event/persona?
     
  2. mioque

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    The most important persons in 2nd century church history, may very well have been a couple of non-christians.
    Simon bar Kochba (or bar Kosiba depending on your taste) and Hadrianus (the roman emperor who made the beard fashionable again). Simon's rebellion ended up completing the proces that made Judaïsm and Christianity 2 different religions for one thing.
     
  3. Nomad

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    You could add Marcion to the list. He was a heretic, but his false teachings were influential and moved Christians to more closely examine matters like inspiration and canonicity.

    As for the poll, I voted for Irenaeus, although a good case could be made for Origen.
     
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