Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Question #1 for Brian

There are quite a few timelines, coming from both secular and religious sources, about the first 300 years of Christian faith (roughly ending with the Council of Nicea). One somewhat-uncontroversial timeline is found at Wikipedia.

I think this timeline cannot be the one you would endorse as historically accurate because is counts Jesus as a real person. Can you point us to a timeline that reflects your view of the first 300 years of Christian history, including (broadly) the composition dates of the NT? I’d be willing to give you some liberty in length to answer this question, especially if you have to build your own timeline.