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Early Christianity:
The First Five Centuries of the Common Era:

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This section is to document the rise of Christian orthodoxy (true/straight opinion/belief) and its impact on the life of the desert monks outside of Alexandria. At first they tried hard to stay clear of the bishop of Alexandria and the politics of emerging Church dogma; however as the 4th and 5th centuries approached, efforts to distance themselves from Church politics and live unencumbered by dogma became increasingly difficult. (see here and here). They were always most concerned with how they lived their daily lives, their relationships with one another and their dedication to living a life in preparation for the next one.

I believe that a majority of those monks, who lived in the first few centuries of the Common Era, had visited and mapped out the terrain of the divine realm, the world existing beyond physical death. The divine realm was more real to them than the physical world.
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