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Uh, Victor. You mean "Ante-Nicene" Fathers - Not "anti"!!!
Don't you just hate it when your fingers think they know what you meant to type?
Tertullian had what you could call a first draft of the Bible. (Or at least, it was suspected that he had an early Latin version ... I can't quite recall the details. I'm trying to remember an old paper I wrote.) He definitely quoted from the Gospel of John in Against Praxis, and he also addressed the whole women should have long hair thing from Corinthians. (I believe that in Tertullian's edition of the Bible, the Shepherd of Hermas was included. Again, I can't quite remember ...)
Shepherd of Hermas was written by St Hermas the bother of Pope Pius I. It was an important writting of the early Church Fathers. It was read to converts during the early Church.Both where likely greek speaking Jewish Christians.
Before it scrolls off the bottom of Victor's front page, people might want to check out the recent comments on Fermi's Paradox on the "Motives and dialogue between believers and unbelievers" thread, below this one (since I love mixing astronomy into these discussions).Hey, Victor. I wonder if a good philosophical debate about the implications of discovering extraterrestrial intelligence would be a good thread for DI?And now I am off to Mass.
Oh, come on! *Everyone* knows that when Constantine rewrote the NT, he also had his scribes "clean up" the ante-Nicene Fathers. ;)
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