Jay Runner says: //When you mentioned the hypothetical "if Alexandria had triumphed"//
When I quoted that, I was ignoring the POLITICAL situation at that time. - I was, instead, referring to the RELIGIOUS centers at that time.
Rome had receded, politically, and now Constantinople was coming to the forefront, in place of Rome. Only the RELIGIOUS remnant was RELIGIOUSLY active, in Rome.
That's why, (maybe I'm ignorant) I see the religious competition as being between Alexandria (in Egypt) and Rome, in Italy.
When you mention Irenaeus, I was taught (in Catholic School), that it was him, who really decided on the "four" gospels that we currently have.
What are your learnings on this?- I would like to know.
(And that's ignoring all the other posters who ALREADY know, and don't want to know anything that might comflict.)
Recent discussions in the Christianity forum
AnnouncementAmazon Discussions Feedback Forum
|1198||19 days ago|
|Jesus of History vs. Christ of Faith||2651||14 minutes ago|
|What do "born agains" actually believe about Jesus? I am confused. Want to discuss.||9658||22 minutes ago|
|If a man dies will he live again? Or, is physical death the end?||3508||40 minutes ago|
|Part 3- the somewhat newer thread||674||1 hour ago|
|My Mob's pub and coffee shop, Part the Twelfth||3098||1 hour ago|
|moment-of-broken-ness, part 2||9787||1 hour ago|
|The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints is Christian.||9187||2 hours ago|
|Jesus never "died for our sins"||5799||2 hours ago|
|Catholic-Protestant Discussion XXXVI||43||2 hours ago|
|Dating the Gosels||637||2 hours ago|
|Trump must not become President||623||2 hours ago|