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Church History
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A. Historical thinking in the Church

The Christian  Church has always been conscious of history, even its own history, and even asserting a proprietary role, already reflected in the NT  canon (as in Luke's double work,  Acts of the Apostles, cf. [8]). History became a subject of theological reflection in the proofs of the apologists ( Apologia; cf. [6]). They faced the task of placing a new religion at the centre of debate in the context of religious culture …

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Wallraff, Martin (Bonn), “Church History”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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