Question: Investigate how the Social Teachings of the Bible, particularly the New Testament Social
teachings, became the point of reference for all subsequent Christian Social Teachings as seen, for
example, in the writings of the Church Fathers. Do so by examining each of the eras of the Patristic period.
explore why the Church Fathers appealed more to the New Testament than to the Old Testament to address certain social moral issues of their time.
identify prominent social moral problems addressed by Church Fathers of each era namely: the Apostolic Fathers; the Apologists; African Fathers; the Greek patristic era; the Latin Patristic era and from the Latin Fathers. Do so by choosing one problem per era and one Church Father per era.
Give particular attention to the relevance of the Fathers’ views on certain social moral Issues that are experienced in our times
Christians see in the New Testament the fulfillment of the promise of the Old Testament. It relates and interprets the new covenant, represented in the life and death of Jesus, between God and the followers of Christ, the promised Messiah. Like the Old Testament, it contains a variety of kinds of writing.