Ancient Christian Study and Evangelicalism: Introduction

Below you will find a unique feature here on the Soma blog: two essays written to answer a single question: Why is the study of ancient Christianity important for the future of evangelicalism?  The question was originally posed by Moody Bible Institute – Spokane’s premier scholar of the ancient Christian past, Dr. Jonathan Armstrong.  With the vision of one day founding an Ancient Christian Studies degree program on campus, Armstrong not only challenged us to consider why we would like to study in such a program, but also what sort of difference a program dedicated to understanding the beginnings of the Church Universal would have on the trajectory of evangelicalism.  As we share our thoughts with you, our loyal readers, we hope that our words will inspire you to pick up and read the great works of our ancient ancestors and perhaps save evangelicalism in doing so.


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