Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The original inspiration to undertake this study issues from composite sources. Undoubtedly, in the last analysis, it was implanted by the personalities of great teachers, whose contagious enthusiasm for Christian history I contracted early in my theological and later graduate study. Great teachers, who are intimately acquainted with the ongoing currents of Christian life through the centuries, who have developed a love for the Christian movement, whose mature scholarship gives them the power to discern the real essence of the Christian religion in its historic expressions, these are still the keys to the real understanding of Church history, these are what students need today.
Homrighausen, Elmer G., "Some Significant Phases of Justin Martyr in the Development of Early Christianity" (1931). Graduate Thesis Collection. Paper 167.