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CONTENTS.

CHAP.   A.D. Page
INTRODUCTION.
CRITICISM OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.
I.

Formation of Beliefs Relative to the Resurrection of Jesus.—The Apparitions at Jerusalem

33 1
II.

Departure of the Disciples from Jerusalem.—Second Galilean Life of Jesus

33 15
III.

Return of the Apostles to Jerusalem.—End of the Period of Apparitions

33-34 25
IV.

Descent of the Holy Spirit.—Ecstatical and Prophetical Phenomena

34 31
V.

First Church of Jerusalem; it is entirely cenobitical

35 41
VI.

The Conversion of Hellenistic Jews and of Proselytes

36 55
VII.

The Church Considered as an Association of Poor People—Institution of the Diaconate, Deaconesses, and Widows

36 62
VIII.

First Persecution.—Death of Stephen.—Destruction of the First Church of Jerusalem

36-37 74
IX. First Missions.—Philip, the Deacon 38 62
X.

Conversion of St. Paul.—Ridiculous to put Paul’s Conversion A.D. 38.—Aretas settles the date as about 34

38 89
XI.

Peace and Interior Developments of the Church of Judea

38-41 103
XII. Foundation of the Church of Antioch 41 117
XIII.

The Idea of an Apostolate to the Gentiles.—Saint Barnabas

42-44 124
XIV. Persecution by Herod Agrippa the First 44 131
XV.

Movements Parallel to Christianity, or imitated from it.—Simon of Gitton

45 141
XVI. General Progress of Christian Missions 45 149
XVII.

State of the World at the Middle of the First Century

45 163
XVIII. Religious legislation at this period 45 184
XIX. The Future of Missions 45 193
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