About the early church Blog

This is not a blog simply for academics or church leaders. I think we can all learn from the first Christians, and so I hope there is something for everyone here.

This blog started in late 2019 as I finished my MLitt in Classics at St Andrews. I was taking a break from academia for a year and wanted to keep writing and researching, even if only informally.

It has since morphed into something else. I am passionate about Early Church history, and believe there is so much that we as Christians in the twenty-first century can learn from these brothers and sisters of long ago. I also love good Christian books, and so reviewing them makes up a big part of this blog.

I want this blog to point people to Jesus, through either notes on the history of the Early Church, or through reviews of books that I’ve been reading. I post semi-regularly, often off the back of questions or thoughts that pop up during my research, but I always welcome suggestions for content. My desire is that the posts are interesting and accessible, and so any feedback is very welcome.

About Me

After completing an undergraduate degree in Ancient History at Durham University, and a Masters in Classics at St Andrews, I am now working towards my PhD at King’s College London, based in Tyndale House in Cambridge. I started my PhD in October 2020, researching the use of Greek literature as a tool in Early Christian evangelism.

I’ve been a Christian all my life, knowing and trusting in Jesus as far back as I can remember, but for me one of the biggest moments in my story was recognising the need for a personal relationship with Jesus when on a Christian sports camp some 10 years ago.

Since then I have sought to live as a Christian, growing in my faith and excited to serve in my local church, as well as seeking to see how I can use my research in Classics to serve God’s wider Church and glorify His name.

I’m passionate about Church History, and in particular the Early Church. I think there’s a lot we can learn from them, and a lot of truth that remains just as relevant today as it was 1800 years ago.

Have a look around, and I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Ed Creedy

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