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This can be seen in the extensive inclusion of written sources in the first Ecclesiastical History written by Eusebius of Caesarea around 324 and in the subjects it covers.
Christian theology considered time as linear, progressing according to divine plan.
The text, parts of which constitute the oldest extant written catechism, has three main sections dealing with Christian ethics, rituals such as baptism and Eucharist, and Church organization.
The opening chapters describe the virtuous Way of Life and the wicked Way of Death.
Only when they start questioning will they see a need for a foundation.
A philosophical problem with this version of divine command theory goes back to Plato’s Euthyphro dialogue: he thought that the question, “Does God approve of something because it is good or it is good because God approves of it?
Dating the document is thus made difficult both by the lack of hard evidence and its composite character.
Historians have used a variety of sources and methods in exploring and describing the history of early Christianity, commonly known as Christianity before the First Council of Nicaea in 325.
The growth of Christianity and its enhanced status in the Roman Empire after Constantine I led to the development of a distinct Christian historiography, influenced by both Christian theology and the Development of the Christian Biblical canon, encompassing new areas of study and views of history.
In the end, it was not accepted into the New Testament canon.
However, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church "broader canon" includes the Didascalia, a work which draws on the Didache.