‘Barnabas’, Jewish Christianity, Trouble at Corinth

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246953
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600463 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 ‘Barnabas’, Jewish Christianity, Trouble at Corinth

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After the period covered by Acts, other sources throw light on some of the problems besetting Christian communities in the late first century. Debates between Church and Synagogue are indicated in a letter attributed to Barnabas, a missionary colleague of Paul. The continuing existence of Jewish Christians, accepting Jesus as Christ but following Mosaic customs, is attested in particular by Justin Martyr. Divisions in the church at Corinth, centred on the question of the authority and succession of bishops and other church leaders, were apparently settled by appealing to Rome, which replied in a letter probably by Clement, bishop some time around the end of the first century.

Keywords: Barnabas; bishops; Corinth; Jewish Christians; Rome

Chapter.  4336 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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