Orthodoxy and heresy in earliest christianity pdf
Walter Bauer – Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity. – PatrologiaHe studied theology at the universities of Marburg , Strassburg , and Berlin. Bauer's translator, Robert A. Kraft , characterized his sophisticated, nuanced writing style, which. Through studies of historical records Bauer concluded that what came to be known as orthodoxy was just one of numerous forms of Christianity in the early centuries. It was the eventual form of Christianity practiced in the 4th century that influenced the development of orthodoxy  and acquired the majority of converts over time.
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English Translation edited and supplemented by Robert A. Kraft [Copyright Robert A. Kraft, 10 April ]. Steely text and Robert A. Kraft notes. Steely and John J. In earliest Christianity, orthodoxy and heresy do not stand in relation to one another as primary to secondary, but in many regions heresy is the original manifestation of Christianity.