Earlier, I wrote a post about the evidence for the divinity of Jesus in the earliest New Testament documents. And now I’ve found a wonderful follow-up to that post from J. Warner Wallace, author of “Cold-Case Christianity“, the book I am currently reading. I am on chapter 14.
He lists quotations from all of these early church fathers about the divinity of Jesus:
- Barnabas, companion of Paul (c. 70-130AD)
- Ignatius, Bishop of the Church at Antioch (c. 110AD)
- Clement of Rome, Bishop of the Church at Rome (c. 120AD)
- Irenaeus, Bishop of the Church at Lyons, Modern Day France (c. 180AD)
- Clement of Alexandria, Renowned Christian Teacher in Egypt (c. 195AD)
- Hippolytus, Leading Presbyter at the Church in Rome (c. 205AD)
- Tertullian, Passionate Christian Apologist in Carthage, North Africa (c. 207AD)
- Origen, Famous Pupil of Clement of Alexandria (c. 225AD)
This post is actually very similar to material in chapter 13 of Wallace’s book. Have you read it yet?
One of the most thorough reviews that I’ve seen of the book was on Luke Nix’s blog, in case you want to take a closer look.