Early Christian History

Based on the clues, give the correct answer.
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Last updated: July 24, 2012
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Jewish rabbi, founder of the Christian faith
Jesus of Nazareth
First person to see above after Resurrection (according to Gospels of Mark and John)
Mary Magdalene
Founder's "Rock", denied his master
Brother of above, also an Apostle
Apostle who, according to tradition, traveled to India
Former persecutor turned missionary and writer of most of the New Testament
First Christian martyr, stoned to death
City in which followers were first called Christians
Island on which St. John wrote Revelation
Disciple of St. John, Bishop of Smyrna, matyred by burning at the stake
Third (or fourth) Bishop of Rome, wrote an Epistle to the Corinthians, martyred by drowning
Disciple of St. John, Bishop of Antioch, wrote seven epistles on orthodoxy and obedience, martyred in the arena by wild beasts
"Father of Latin Christianity", discouraged Greek learning, formulated idea of the Trinity
Third and fourth century theologian, wrote first comprehensive history of the Church
Bishop in modern-day Turkey, patron saint of children
Council in which the issue of the Trinity was clarified, produced a well-known statement of belief
Council of Nicaea
Doctor of the Church, wrote Confessions and City of God
Doctor of the Church, translated the Bible into Latin
Collection of heresies that asserted the body and material world were inconsequential or evil
Heresy that asserted that the Son was not coequal to or coeternal with the Father
Level 82
Sep 8, 2013
Got about half of these, in spite of some of the clues being a little iffy. Others I knew but blanked on, including the island question which just came up in a front page quiz a few days ago. Some I wasn't sure about. Much harder than most of the religion quizzes on the site.
Level 90
Sep 9, 2013
Which questions had "iffy" clues? Just wondering . . .
Level 82
Dec 29, 2013
oh man... it was months ago that I left this comment, and only just now that I came back here. I don't really remember.
Level 37
Jun 21, 2017
The Council of Nicea, consisting of men, whether established 1700 years or 17,000 years ago, does not trump the word of Jesus himself, who denied being co-equal to the Father; e.g. - if equal, exactly who was Jesus praying to in the garden when the Roman came to arrest him?
Level 89
Sep 28, 2022
I take it you are aware that every single word of scripture, in every religion in the world, was written by a man? Also, I’m not sure where you get 17,000 years ago from, as the holy texts clearly indicate that the world is only five and a half thousand years old. Unless the words of modern men trump the ancient scrolls? But those scrolls were written by men as well, so… Now I’ve gone and confused myself
Level 54
Jul 11, 2024
heretics both of ye!
Level 11
Sep 15, 2017
My answers were correct but they weren't accepted... :[
Level 54
Jul 11, 2024
19/20. missed Tertullian, but I knew who he was