Ignatius of Antioch was an Apostolic Father, student of the Apostle John, and the third bishop of Antioch.Whilst enroute to Rome, where according to Christian tradition he met his martyrdom, he wrote a series of letters which have been preserved as an example of very early Christian theology. Important topics addressed in these letters include ecclesiology, the sacraments, and the role of bishops. In speaking of the authority of the Church, he coined the phrase "Catholic Church" which is in use to this day.
|Year Written: (Assumed)||105-115 AD|
|Scripture Type:||Church Father - Apostolic|
The Church Fathers are ancient and generally influential Christian theologians, some of whom were eminent teachers and great bishops. The term is used of writers or teachers of the Church not necessarily ordained and not necessarily "saints".
The Apostolic Fathers were Christian theologians who lived within the first 100-years who are believed to have personally known some of the Twelve Apostles, or to have been significantly influenced by them. Their writings, though popular in Early Christianity, were ultimately not included in the final canon of the New Testament. Many of the writings derive from the same time period and geographical location as other works of early Christian literature that did come to be part of the New Testament, and some of the writings found among the Apostolic Fathers seem to have been just as highly regarded as some of the writings that became the New Testament.
|Further Reading:|| earlychristianwritings.com/text/ignatius.html|
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