Church Development

Events

Life of Jewish Jesus

4 BC - 33 AD

Christians a Jewish Sect in the Temple/Synagogue

33 AD - 70 Ad

NT Letters Written

35 AD - 95 AD

Temple Destroyed - no more sacrificial system, no more priestly system

70 ad

Christians still in synagogues but separating from Judaism is some ways

70 ad - 135 ad

Christianity still very Jewish but becoming less so for a lot of different reasons

Ebionites

70 AD - 450 AD

Marcion (gnostic-ish heretic) - Grace vs Law; made his own bible - Luke + Paul Letters

85 AD - 160

Gnostics

100 - 350

Last Apostle (John) Dies

100

Cerinthus (gnostic heretic)

100 AD - 170 AD

Christians mostly out of synagogues and into homes converted into churches

135 - 311

Worship organization didn't start from scratch though; It was still based on Judaism; see Didache.

Period started out with modified Synagogue worship and ended once Christianity became organized at Nicaea

Montanists

180 - 600

NT "Canon" pretty well figured out

180 AD

Seballians

230 - 381

Arians

250 - 381

Nestorians

300 - 600

Trinitarian Christianity Formally Organized Across Roman Empire

311 - 1054

Council of Nicea

325 AD

Bishops from across empire created Nicean Creed. 300 some-odd in favor - 2 opposed

Pelagians

354 - 431

Appollonarian

355 - 381

Christianity Splits into East and West

1054

Western Christianity Splits into Catholic and Protestant

1550

United Christian Period

Jesus and Apostolic Period

1 AD - 100

Roman Persecution

100 - 311

Graeco-Roman Chrisianity

311 - 1054

Fall of Rome

476

Western Christian Periods

European Dark Ages

500 - 1000

Charlamagne

742 - 814

Papal Scholastic Period

1049 - 1294

Crusades

1095 - 1291

Scholasticism

1100 - 1700

Episcopal Inquisition

1184 - 1258

Medieval Catholicism

1294 - 1517

Renaissance

1300 - 1600

Hundred Year War

1337 - 1453

Black Death

1346 - 1353

Spanish Inquisition

1478 - 1834

European Colonization

1500 - 1750

Reformation

1517 - 1648

Portuguese Inquisition

1536 - 1821

Exclusive Confessionalism

1648 - 1790

Enlightenment

1650 - 1800

Industrial Revolution

1760 - 1830

America

1776 - 2017

Great Awakening

1790 - 1880

Eastern Church Periods

Byzantine Empire

330 - 1453

Evangelization to Slaves, Celts, Teutonics

590 - 1049

Muslim Expansion

622 - 1923

Russian Orthodoxy

988 - 1988