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THE MAJOR DIVISION OF THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH Apostolic ChurchPost – Apostolic Church Approx 30 AD Approx 100 AD Approx 450 AD 15171648 AD (1688 in England.

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1 THE MAJOR DIVISION OF THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH Apostolic ChurchPost – Apostolic Church Approx 30 AD Approx 100 AD Approx 450 AD AD (1688 in England PRESENT Transition PointsMAJOR CHANGE Early Church Medieval Church Reform ation

2 THE AGE OF JESUS AND THE APOSTLES (30-70) THE AGE OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY (70-303) THE AGE OF THE CHRISTIAN EMPIRE ( ) THE CHRISTIAN MIDDLE AGES ( ) THE AGE OF REFORMATION ( ) THE AGE OF REASON AND REVIVAL ( ) THE AGE OF PROGRESS ( ) THE AGE OF IDEOLOGIES (1914-PRESENT)

3 Ambrose-West Jerome-West & East Chrysostom-East Ambrose Governor of Northern Italy Milan RELATION WITH THE STATE/EMPEROR Theodosius Christian emperor as dutiful “son of the church serving under orders from Christ”

4 AMBROSE AS A PREACHER “Oh God, who looked down on us when we had fallen down into death and resolved to redeem us by the advent of Your only begotten Son…” AMBROSE AS A LITURGIST “How greatly did I weep in the singing of the hymns of the church” Augustine Come Holy Spirit “Come Holy Spirit, who, ever One, reignest with Father and with Son, unsubstantial, coeternal, while unending ages run, ever more, and evermore”

5 O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright “Come very Sun of heaven’s love in lasting radiance from above, And pour the Holy Spirit’s ray on all we think or do today”

6 JEROMESCHOLAR Vulgate vulgus = common “The Perpetual Virginity of the Virgin Mary”

7 CHRYSOSTOM Mother - Anthusa “there is enough of solid truth and brilliant utterance in Chrysostom’s homilies to justify his title of ‘Golden Mouth,’ but still all is not gold which fell from his lips” C.H.Spurgeon Chrysostom as a great exegete Alexandrian school - allegorical Antiochen school – literal/natural

8 CHRYSOSTOME AS PASTOR On The Priesthood People Preaching


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