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St. James’ Sunday Bible Study Lectures
January 19, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
The Emergence of Patriarchal Centres
Lecture # 17
Jan. 19, 2020 11:45 am. To 1:00 pm.
In the last lecture, we saw that monasticism provided an outlet for those Christians in the 4th century who rejected the new comfortable circumstances of the church and sought a more rigorous mode of discipleship. Now, we return to those less heroically inclined, indeed, to those deeply enmeshed in the new cultural reality that was an established Christianity. In this lecture, we consider the organization of the Christian religion and its tendency to mimic patterns of state administration.