Not all the church fathers agreed with Augustine about the mythology of Enoch.
If we find Witherspoon guilty on these specific charges, we will not easily acquit the New Testament.
From what I gather, Philodemus’ own ideal for the Christian social ethic is rather different from Aristides’.
Prior to Augustine, early Christian intellectuals forcefully stressed human free will over against predestination.
The surprisingly practical church calendar.
Herod the Great had more to fear than a newborn usurper.
How was this famous apocryphon received in the early Christian world?
To paraphrase the words of Lady Wisdom to Boethius, “Stuff happens.”
According to Athanasius, St. Anthony feared his body would be turned into a relic after death.
An ancient bishop suggests the Protestant emphasis on Scripture predates Protestantism.