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Book One: CHAPTER VI--Judaism in the First Century C.E.

Book One: CHAPTER VI--Judaism in the First Century..

A Chapter by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


CHAPTER VIJudaism in the First Century C.E.Generally speaking, one can make the case that the history of Judaism from the time of Alexander the Great ..
Book Two: PRE-NICENE CHRISTIANITY

Book Two: PRE-NICENE CHRISTIANITY

A Chapter by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


BOOK TWOPRE-NICENE CHRISTIANITYThe Quest for the Historical JesusThe historian can say very little about Jesus of Nazareth with certainty. Most of the..
Book Two: CHAPTER I--The Church in Jerusalem

Book Two: CHAPTER I--The Church in Jerusalem

A Chapter by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


CHAPTER IThe Church in Jerusalemc. 33 C.E.Matthew and John’s Gospels preserve a tradition that the inner-circle of the Jesus movement spent a pe..
Book Two: CHAPTER II--Gentile Christianity

Book Two: CHAPTER II--Gentile Christianity

A Chapter by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


CHAPTER IIGentile ChristianityJerusalem had not yet slipped into isolation and ignominy when the first Gentiles found their way into the Christian mov..
Book Two: CHAPTER III--The Blood of the Martyrs: Roman Persecution in the First Century

Book Two: CHAPTER III--The Blood of the Martyrs: R..

A Chapter by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


CHAPTER IIIThe Blood of the Martyrs:Roman Persecution in the First CenturyThe popular conception of an aggressive Roman campaign against the nascent C..
Book Two: CHAPTER IV--Roman Persecutions in The Second Century

Book Two: CHAPTER IV--Roman Persecutions in The Se..

A Chapter by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


CHAPTER IVRoman Persecutions in The Second Century96 C.E.Like the antecedent persecution of Christianity initiated by Nero, Domitian’s pogrom en..
Book Two: CHAPTER V--The Apostle to the Heretics

Book Two: CHAPTER V--The Apostle to the Heretics

A Chapter by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


CHAPTER V“The Apostle to the Heretics”To this point the Christian movement had been subject to the antagonisms of the Palestinian Jewish r..
John's Revelation

John's Revelation

A Story by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


My translation of the Book of Revelation which can be found in The New Peace Treaty: A New Translation of the New Testament for a New Millennium
The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (a.k.a The Didache)--An Early Christian Manual

The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (a.k.a The Did..

A Story by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


My rendering from the Greek of the Didache, and early Christian manual, dated somewhere between AD 70 to AD 150
The Most Important Thing I Learned in Seminary

The Most Important Thing I Learned in Seminary

A Story by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


So when he came down from the mountain a lot more people wanted to become his students. And check it out! A leper approached him. He kneeled at Jesus&..
How the Camel Slips Through the Eye of the Needle

How the Camel Slips Through the Eye of the Needle

A Story by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


Now someone approached Jesus and said, “Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?” Jesus answered him... “If you wish to en..
Welfare Jesus

Welfare Jesus

A Story by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


Not long after that, Jesus traveled to a city called Nain. His students went with him, as did a large crowd of people. He came across a funeral proces..
Christmas is the Compassion of God

Christmas is the Compassion of God

A Story by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


My beloved brethren:This very day in David's town your Savior was born - Christ the Lord! You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a feedin..
The Rule of (the Future Saint) R. Joseph Owles

The Rule of (the Future Saint) R. Joseph Owles

A Story by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


It's a work in progress. The Constitution for the Order of the Kingdom (or the Saints)--I haven't decided yet.
WHY ISN'T THE "OLD" CATHOLIC THE "ROMAN" CATHOLIC CHURCH?

WHY ISN'T THE "OLD" CATHOLIC THE "ROMAN" CATHOLIC ..

A Story by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


What Caused the Rift between the Old Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic Church? If the Old Catholic Church is not some break-away group or Pr..
What is the Old Catholic Church

What is the Old Catholic Church

A Story by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


The Old Catholic Church Is Neither Protestant, Nor Is It the Product of the ReformationThe Old Catholic Church is not a group of Catholics who bro..
IF THE POPE ISN'T "INFALLIBLE," WHAT IS?

IF THE POPE ISN'T "INFALLIBLE," WHAT IS?

A Story by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


For Old Catholics, The Issue of “Infallibility” Lies in Ecumenical Councils, Not in the Roman Pontiff.Perhaps it may be silly to even ut..
WHAT DO OLD CATHOLICS BELIEVE?

WHAT DO OLD CATHOLICS BELIEVE?

A Story by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


This Is the Faith of the Old Catholic Church as Defined by Holy Scripture, Holy Tradition, Ecumenical Councils, and the Documents of the Old ..
OLD & ROMAN CATHOLICS AT A GLANCE

OLD & ROMAN CATHOLICS AT A GLANCE

A Story by Bishop R. Joseph Owles


Papal InfallibilityOld Catholic: Pope Is Not Infallible at AllRoman Catholic: Pope Is Infallible on Matters of Doctrine Authority of the Pope..

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