Ignatius of Antioch

Ignatius of Antioch was one of the early church fathers. He grew up well educated in church doctrine because he was a disciple of the apostle John and Polycarp, the bishop of Smyrna. Eventually, he became the second bishop of Antioch. In his role as bishop, he was a defender of orthodoxy, and he became […]

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Who Were the Early Church Fathers?

There are three different categories of early church fathers: Apostolic Church Fathers Ante-Nicene Church Fathers Post-Nicene Church Fathers Apostolic Church Fathers Apostolic church fathers are the earliest church fathers. They were contemporaries of the apostles and were probably disciples of the apostles. Thus, they have a direct connection to the apostles from the New Testament. […]

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