Tag: Philip Schaff

  • Download: Notes on Philip Schaff’s History of the Christian Church Series

    When you search for history of the church, it won’t be long before you read of a man named Philip Schaff. Schaff was an 19th century church historian and professor. His contributions, without the advantages of modern technology such as the Internet and air travel, are astonishing. Perhaps his greatest work was an eight-volume series…

  • When was the Book of Revelation Written?

    The timing of when the book of Revelation was written has long been the source of debate. There is general agreement that the letter was written during one of two time periods: Regarding the timing of Revelation, church historian Philip Schaff wrote: “The traditional date of composition at the end of Domitian’s reign (95 or…

  • Why Revelation Was Written in the 60s A.D.

    In the previous post, I showed from evidence within the text that Revelation was written in the late 60s A.D. If the book of Revelation was indeed written in the late 60s A.D., why was it written at that time? That is the focus of this post. … Welcome to the 38th post in my series of…

  • The Origin of Christmas (How Christmas Became Popular)

    How, exactly, did Christmas begin? A quick Internet search revealed 163 million hits about the origin of Christmas. While I admittedly didn’t take the time to look through 163 million links just now, I have yet to run across an article that neatly connects the dots of history from the apostolic age to the appearance of Christmas. So…

  • What the Early Christians Believed About Salvation

    I’ve previously written several articles on this site about salvation. It’s the subject I’m most passionate about because it’s the single most important topic “under the sun.” As Jesus so perfectly taught, what does it profit us if we gain the entire world and lose our soul? I don’t want any soul to be lost.…

  • Are You a Real Heretic? (The Best Book I’ve Read, Besides the Bible)

    Besides the Bible, what is the number one book you’d recommend someone to read? For me, it would be Will The Real Heretics Please Stand Up by David W. Bercot. Per David’s bio page: David Bercot began his professional career in 1980 as an attorney, and he still practices law part time. However, for most of…