Church History's Greatest Myths

Article by   February 2016
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the publication of Erasmus' Greek New Testament. It was a landmark publication for biblical studies, though we may tend to forget its role in the Reformation. 2016 will not receive as much attention as 2017, which may as well dubbed Luther-palooza for all the books, seminars, and conferences that will cover the 95 Theses. But to those who have struggled with their aorist declensions, this is the root of your frustration. Tyrant thy name is Erasmus. continue

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Posted February 10, 2016 @ 12:40 AM by Rick Phillips

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Posted February 9, 2016 @ 11:06 AM by Scott Swain

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Posted February 8, 2016 @ 10:02 AM by Jonathan Tomes

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Posted February 4, 2016 @ 9:54 AM by Rick Phillips

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Posted February 3, 2016 @ 9:41 AM by Bruce Baugus

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Posted February 2, 2016 @ 7:45 PM by Robert Brady

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Posted February 2, 2016 @ 10:11 AM by Mark Jones

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Posted February 1, 2016 @ 9:06 AM by Alastair Roberts
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