Mister Richardson's
Church History Class

Chapter 3 Outline

A. The Apostolic Fathers

  1. Clement of Rome
  2. Ignatius of Antioch
  3. Polycarp of Smyrna
  4. Papias of Hierapolis


B. The Apologists

  1. Justin Martyr
  2. Origen
  3. Tatian, student of Justin
  4. Athenagoras


C. Heresies of the Early Church

  1. Gnosticism
  2. Montanism


D. The Church Fathers

  1. Irenaeus
  2. Tertullian
  3. Clement of Alexandria
  4. Origen


E. Creed and Canon

  1. Creed - credo, "I believe"
  2. Canon - an authoritative list


F. Organization of the Early Church

  1. Episcopal - rule by bishops
  2. Presbyterian - rule by elders
  3. Catholic means universal
  4. Five Patriarchies


1. What is the difference between the Apostolic Fathers and the Church Fathers?
2. What were some of the heresies faced by the early church?
3. List some of the Apostolic Fathers.
4. List some of the Apologists.
5. List some of the Church Fathers.
6. What is an Apologist?
7. Who wrote Acts and to whom was it addressed?