Early Christianity and its literary background

  • The Christian Scriptures
    • Background from the Jewish Bible
    • The Baptism of Jesus
    • A Miracle based on faith (Mark 5: 25-34)
    • On Forgiveness, Sermon on the Mount
    • The Beatitudes
    • The Golden Rule
    • Salvation and Damnation linked to Deeds (Matthew 7: 13-23)
    • The Ascetic ideal
    • The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus
    • The Last Supper
    • Paul on Salvation by Faith
    • Paul on Marriage vs. Celibacy
    • The Last Judgment
  • Tacitus: Nero’s persecution of the Christians
  • The Apostles’ Creed
  • St. Augustine
    • The Changeable and the Permanent
    • The Problem of Evil
    • The Two Cities
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