Lay Preaching In The Early Church

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Evidence collected about the early church suggests that most of the preaching in hamlets, villages, and rural areas was done by uneducated but devout lay people. The apostolic preaching, as well as the writings of the apostolic fathers of the second century that have been preserved, stand as exceptions to this overall trend.

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