- This chapter covers the rule of which Roman emperor? Who is “the Adversary”? What is the source of this title?
- According to Gallic writers, Christians were typically excluded from what kinds of civic and social activities?
- Who was Blandina, and what happened to her?
- What conclusions does Eusebius draw, and want us to draw, about the crowds attending “games” in the Roman empire?
- Why are the writers concerned with “the lapsed”? What causes the lapses? How are these persons recovered for the faith? And recovered to what end?
- Who was Montanus? Who were his women? What powers did the women, in particular, claim? And how does Irenaeus refute those claims?
- What is falsely prophetic in relying on glossolalia? What does Miltiades say about glossolalia?
- Irenaeus tells the story of seventy elders called to translate scriptures. How, according to the story, do we know they were faithful Christians?
- Supposedly, these elders also recover the lost books of the prophets. How were these works purportedly lost? What in this story makes us doubt the veracity or logic of Eusebius?
- State the Phrygian heresy of Montanus. Ultimately what happened to Montanus? How and when did this heresy end?
- Who was the apologist Apollonius? How did he refute Montanus’s false prophecies? How did he die?
- State briefly the controversy over when to celebrate Easter. Since bishops in both West and East failed to reach agreement despite many conferences, ultimately what did the Western Church resolve?
- What are the possible sources of the 40-day length of Lent?
- Review item 28 (pp. 182-183), what is the logic here in denying the truth of the Artemon heresy?
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