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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...

24- Origen's Contemporaries
August 24, 2015 09:28 PM PDT

From Alexander Severus to Alexander of Jerusalem, the time of Origen was a lively one for Christian intellectuals living both within and outside the Roman Empire...

23- Origen: The Early Years
August 16, 2015 08:51 PM PDT

The son of a martyr, Origen of Alexandria would in time become possibly the most influential Christian thinker and greatest biblical scholar of antiquity...

22- Alexandria
August 02, 2015 08:15 PM PDT

We begins our look at the Church of Alexandria, one of the most important centers of early Christianity.

21- Perpetua's Passion
March 16, 2015 05:36 PM PDT

On March 7, 203 A.D., five young catechumens were martyred in the amphitheater of Carthage. The most prominent of whom was a noblewoman named Vibia Perpetua, who left an intimate account of the days leading up to her martyrdom...

20- Africa Proconsularis
February 22, 2015 03:15 PM PST

Tertullian of Carthage lived and wrote in Roman Africa during the reigns of the emperor Septimius Severus (193-211) and his son Caracalla (211-217). He was the first major Christian author to write in Latin and hence is remembered as the father of Latin Christianity. His views and theology would shape the Western Church for centuries to come...

19- We Need a Canon Don't We?
January 23, 2015 10:11 PM PST

Why were certain books accepted and others rejected? How soon were the gospels and epistles regarded as scripture? This episode, we take a break from the narrative to look at the development of the Christian New Testament up to c. 195 A.D.

18- The Greek Speaking West
January 08, 2015 12:18 PM PST

Irenaeus of Lyons was the greatest Christian thinker and writer of the second century. He was a peacemaker, wrote against the Gnostics, shepherded the Gallic Churches, but most of all, he bequeathed the diverse Great Church with a common basis for unity.

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