The History of the Early Church
The Story of Christianity from 30 to 451 A.D.
41- To the Ends of the Earth
January 23, 2018 07:40 PM PST
In this episode we look back at the expansion and geographical distribution of Christianity in the first three centuries...40 - The First Three Centuries
December 23, 2017 09:52 AM PST
1. Geographic Spread of Christianity up to c. 300 A.D.
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November 29, 2017 07:44 PM PST
We conclude the third century by looking at the father of Church history and the luminaries of his day...38- The First Monk of the World
November 09, 2017 02:17 PM PST
We introduce Christian monasticism into our narrative, by looking at the so-called first monk, Antony of Egypt...37- East of the Euphrates
October 25, 2017 07:30 PM PDT
We look at the early Church of the East and its world in the lands of Mesopotamia and Persia...36- Zenobia's Bishop
October 02, 2017 09:02 PM PDT
Despite newfound peace, in the 260s A.D., theological controversies sprang up in the Great Church. First between Rome and Alexandria, and then around the infamous bishop of Antioch, Paul of Samosata. A series of events which would eventually culminate in the first intervention of a Roman emperor in Church affairs...35- The Little Peace of the Church
September 17, 2017 09:06 PM PDT
In 260 A.D. the Roman Emperor Gallienus recognized Christianity as a lawful religion, ushering in a forty year period of unprecedented peace and prosperity for the Church.34- The Valerian Persecution
September 14, 2016 09:46 PM PDT
In 257 A.D., the Roman Emperor Valerian launched the second empire-wide persecution of Christianity...33- The Baptismal Controversy
September 05, 2016 06:00 PM PDT
Cyprian of Carthage became engulfed in a controversy with Stephen of Rome, over the validity of heretical baptism, which nearly tore the Christian Church in half...32- The Upshots of Exile
August 11, 2016 07:10 PM PDT
In this episode, we cover the events following the Decian Persecution in the eastern Churches
The Story of Christianity from 30 to 451 A.D. Covering the great stories of the Apostles, Bishops, Saints, Monks, and Martyrs from Pentecost to the Council of Chalcedon.
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