What the Early Church Taught That Bridged the Gap Between Doctrine and Practice

“They were able to articulate the connection between the doctrines of the faith and the Christian life in a clearer and more persuasive way than we are usually able to do.… The way the early church avoided the problem of divorcing doctrine from Christian life was by understanding all of Christian life in direct connection to God’s life.… Doctrine, as they understood it, pointed beyond itself to God, in whose life human beings are called to share.” -Donald Fairburn, Life in the Trinity

 

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