The History of the Church from Christ to Constantine - Chapter 4, Trajan to Marcus Aurelius Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, Trajan to Marcus Aurelius Summary and Analysis

Primus, the fourth from the apostles, became the Bishop of Alexandria, twelve years into Trajan's reign. And after eight years as the Bishop of Rome, Evarestus ceded to Alexander as the successor to Peter and Paul. The Jewish tragedy continued, while Christianity expanded.

After nineteen years of rule, Trajan was replaced by Aelius Hadrianus as Emperor; Quadratus sent Hadrianus a document defending his religion against its accusers. Aristedes also left behind a defense of the faith. Xystus replaced Alexander as Bishop of Rome three years after Alexander's appointment. Justus succeeded Primus after twelve years in Alexandria. There is little evidence of the succession of bishops in Jerusalem. The Jews were assaulted against by Rufus, then governor of Judea. The Jews fought under Bar Cochba, a bloodthirsty bandit, against their rulers. In Hardian's eighteenth...

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