David W Brattston

Articles by this Author

  1. The Sacramentality of Study

    Winter 1996 — Pages 7-12

    By examining the Bible, the ante-Nicene fathers, and the essence of Christianity itself, this article affirms the value of long-term or full-time Christian scholarship. It dispels doubts about the place of extended teaching, writing, and study in Christianity as a religion which stresses direct, tangible assistance to the unfortunate.

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  2. The Bad Old Days: A Comment on "What Can The Contemporary Church Learn?"

    Fall 1994 — Pages 110-117

    Relying on ante-Nicene sources, this article demonstrates that (1) the average early Christian was no more dedicated or loving than today, and (2) even in the earliest centuries church writers longed for a bygone hypothetical age of greater faithfulness among believers. The author cautions against basing reforms on the idealized past.

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