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Heresies such as Macionism, Gnosticism, and Montanism caused the Christians to realize that they needed to identify the literature that reflected the traditions of the Church that had been handed down to them by the Apostles. Click on the Launch in a New Window button to get the best view of this lesson.
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An excellent resource for those looking for a concise and brief overview of early Christian measures to protect and define the traditions and teachings of Jesus and his disciples. Also a good introduction to how the New Testament came to be. This resource could be used in a variety of learning settings; the classroom, symposium, or embedded in an online based learning module. Each resource in this series effectively builds on the one that precedes it. In the preceding presentation (03) a brief mention of prevailing heresy at the end of the second century that conflicted with canonical teachings is addressed.