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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

Bonus 1- History of the Papacy Podcast Crossover Interview with Stephen Guerra
July 25, 2016 04:08 PM PDT

An interview from Stephen Guerra's History of the Papacy Podcast where we discuss Christian history and related topics

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31- Rigorists and Laxists
July 16, 2016 11:07 AM PDT

In the aftermath of the Decian Persecution, two factions emerge over the issue of the lapsed. The laxists favor leniency and reconciliation, while the rigorists consider apostasy the unforgivable sin. The result of this divide are schisms which threaten the unity of Christian Church...

30- The Decian Persecution
July 02, 2016 11:44 AM PDT

In 250 A.D., the Roman Emperor Decius unleashed the first empire wide persecution of Christianity

29- Dionysius and Cyprian
March 02, 2016 08:38 PM PST

We introduce the two principal Christian leaders during the mid-third century, Dionysius of Alexandria and Cyprian of Carthage...

28- Origen's Legacy
February 21, 2016 08:35 PM PST

We conclude our discussion of Origen of Alexandria by first looking at his refutation of the pagan critic Celsus, followed by a discussion of Origen's highly influential and controversial legacy within Christianity...

27- Origen: The Later Years
January 30, 2016 05:53 PM PST

In the later years of his life, Origen would continue in his role as presbyter and professor at Caesarea, while also combating heretics in Arabia, intervening in Church councils, writing to the Roman emperor and empress, and authoring one of the most important apologetic works in the early church.

26- Origen at Caesarea
October 11, 2015 06:25 PM PDT

We continue the story of Origen by looking at his life in his new home of Caesarea Palestine as a both a presbyter and a teacher of a Christian academy. Among his students were famous men such as Firmilian of Cappadocia and Gregory the Wonder Worker...

25- The Antipope
September 10, 2015 08:01 PM PDT

In the early third century, the Church of Rome was engulfed in factional debates over Christology, which even led to schism. Along the way, important theological questions would be raised, and even more important answers would developed. In particular, the theology put forward by Hippolytus, the first "antipope" of the Roman Church, and the last Greek Church Father of the West...

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