The Emergence of a Christian Church
Lecture no. 24 from the course: The Foundations of Western Civilization
Taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The word "church" (ekklesia) occurs only twice in only one of the Gospels (Matthew). Yet Paul, whose letters predate the Gospels, uses the word routinely. This intriguing fact is your gateway to the fascinating history of early Christianity.