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The Study of History and the Current Crisis in the Catholic Church – CHS 033

The Study of History and the Current Crisis in the Catholic Church

How can a Catholic Christian find clarity about the recent scandals in the Church? In this episode, we talk about the importance of evaluating information historically, even if that information is only two to three days old.

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Anonymity in Ancient Christian Texts – CHS 032

Anonymity in Ancient Christian Texts

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Why were some early Christian documents written anonymously?

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The Unique Character of the Muratorian Canon – CHS 031

The Unique Character of the Muratorian Canon

What makes the Muratorian Canon (ca. 150-200) so different from other lists of New Testament books created in the early church?

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Jerome’s Supporters and Opponents – CHS 030

Jerome’s Supporters and Opponents

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Jerome had many friends and foes throughout his lifetime. In this episode, we discuss a listener’s question: Who were Jerome’s contemporary dialogue partners?

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Jerome and the Knowledge of Hebrew in Early Church – CHS 029

Jerome and the Knowledge of Hebrew in Early Church

Why were there so few Christians during Jerome’s time who had a firm command of the Hebrew language? In this episode, we respond to a listener’s question concerning the knowledge of Hebrew in the ancient church.

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Jerome, Scholarship and the Deuterocanonical Books – CHS 028

Jerome, Scholarship and the Deuterocanonical Books

In an earlier episode, Dr. Erik Estrada claimed that it is almost virtually impossible to root out the idea from scholarship that Jerome rejected the Deuterocanonical books.

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Augustine, Jerome and Their Use of Each Other’s Writings – CHS 027

Augustine, Jerome and Their Use of Each Other’s Writing

What was the connection between Jerome and Augustine? Were they contemporaries? Did they influence on each other?

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The Bible and the Canon – Similarities and Differences in Terminology – CHS 0026

The Bible and the Canon – Similarities and Differences in Terminology

What is the difference between the canon of Scripture and the Bible. In this episode we discuss the key differences and similarities in the terms “canon” and “Bible.”

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Jerome and the Old Testament Canon pt 2 – Three Perspectives on Deuterocanonical Books – CHS 0025

Jerome and the Old Testament Canon pt 2 – Three Perspectives on Deuterocanonical Books

Over the course of his life (ca. 331/347-419/420), Jerome adopted three perspectives toward the canon of the Old Testament. Although he is very often seen as one who completely rejected the authority of the Deuterocanonical books (e.g., Judith, Tobit and Sirach),

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Jerome and the Old Testament Canon pt 1 – Life, Context and Work – CHS 0024

Jerome and the Old Testament Canon pt 1 – Life, Context and Work

Since the sixteenth-century and even much earlier, Jerome’s (ca. 331/347-419/420) has had an enormous impact on the way Christians have thought about the canon of the Old Testament.

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Origen’s Life, Writings, Reception and Orthodoxy – CHS 0023

Origen’s Life, Writings, Reception and Orthodoxy

Was Origen of Alexandria an orthodox-Catholic Christian? In other words, did Origen possess an orthodox faith? In this episode we briefly discuss the complexities involved in answering this question.

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The Old Testament Canon Pt 2 – The Church’s Selection of Books – CHS 0022

The Old Testament Canon Pt 2 – The Church’s Selection of Books

How did the Catholic Church determine its canon of Old Testament books? In this episode we will explore the history of the Old Testament Canon and the Christian witnesses

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The OT Canon Pt 1 – Between Jewish Diversity and Gnostic Rejections – CHS 0021

The OT Canon Pt 1 – Between Jewish Diversity and Gnostic Rejections

How did the Catholic Church come to its canon of Old Testament books? In this episode we will explore the history of the Old Testament Canon and the Jewish witness to a diversity of scriptural books.

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St. Augustine on Sinful Clergy, Donatism and the Spiritual Life – CHS 0019

St. Augustine on Sinful Clergy, Donatism and the Spiritual Life

 

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) devoted much of his work as a bishop to writing about the spiritual life and sinful clergy. In light of the recent scandals in the Catholic Church, we are going to look at Augustine’s treatment of the Christian’s spiritual life as it pertained to the controversy with Donatism.

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Church Scandals, the Papacy and Augustine of Hippo – CHS 018

Church Scandals, Reform and Augustine of Hippo

 

Augustine of Hippo provides us an historical example of how one bishop dealt with challenges involving the Bishop of Rome in regards to Church discipline and doctrine.

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Gnosticism and the Canon of Scripture – CHS 017

Gnosticism and the Canon of Scripture

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Why did marginalized Christian groups add books to the canon of Scripture? In this episode we explore the rise of the various first and second-century Gnostic groups and their attempts to compose new Gospels and other sacred

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Concluding Thoughts on How the New Testament Was Formed pt 10

Concluding Thoughts on How the New Testament Was Formed pt 10

What does history of the canon of Scripture tell us about the authority of the church? In this episode we explore the theological and historical implications of the canon

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The Popes Determined the Canon of Scripture – How the New Testament Was Formed pt 9

The Popes Determined the Canon of Scripture – How the New Testament Was Formed pt 9

How did the early church decide which books of the New Testament it was going to use? In this episode, we will discuss another criterion used by early Christian leaders in determining

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The Life of Ignatius of Loyola and the Impact of the Jesuits

The Life of Ignatius of Loyola and the Impact of the Jesuits

Who was Ignatius of Loyola? This week we look at the life of the extraordinary founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola. After reviewing the events of his life, we talk about his efforts at founding the Society of Jesus, more commonly known as the Jesuits. 

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The Councils Determined the Canon of Scripture – How the New Testament Was Formed pt 8

The Councils Determined the Canon of Scripture – How the New Testament Was Formed pt 8

How did the early church decide which books of the New Testament it was going to use? In this episode, we will discuss another criterion used by early Christian leaders in determining

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Patristic Reception – How the New Testament Was Formed – pt. 7 – chs 00012

How did the early church decide which books of the New Testament it was going to use? In this episode, we will discuss another criterion used by early Christian leaders in determining

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Orthodoxy – How the New Testament Was Formed pt 6 – CHS 0011

How did the early church decide which books of the New Testament it was going to use? In this episode, we will discuss another criterion used by early Christian leaders in determining

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Reception of Books by the Churches – How the New Testament Was Formed pt 5 – CHS 0010

How did the early church decide which books of the New Testament it was going to use? In this episode, we will discuss another criterion used by early Christian leaders in determining

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Apostolic Transfer of Books – How the New Testament Was Formed – NT Canon Series pt 4 – CHS 0009

How did the early church decide which books of the New Testament it was going to use? In this episode, we will discuss another criterion used by early Christian leaders in determining

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Antiquity – The Criteria for Canonicity – NT Canon Series pt 3 – CHS 0008

How did the early church decide which books of the New Testament it was going to use? In this episode, we will discuss another criterion used by early Christian leaders in determining

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Apostolic Origin – What Were the Criteria for Canonicity – NT Canon Series pt 2 – CHS 0007

How did the early church decide which books of the New Testament it was going to use? In this episode, we will discuss the first criterion used by early Christian leaders in determining

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Criteria for Determining New Testament Canon Used by Early Church – Canon of Scripture pt 4 – CHS 0006

How did the early church decide which books of the New Testament it was going to use? In this episode, we will discuss the various criteria used by early Christian leaders in determining

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Canon of Scripture pt 3 – Which Criteria did the Early Church Use to Establish the Old Testament Canon? – CHS 0005

How did the early church decide which books of the Old Testament it was going to use? In this episode, we will discuss the various criteria used by early Christian leaders in determining

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Canon of Scripture pt 2 – When was the Canon of the Bible Established? – CHS 0004

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Canon of Scripture pt 1 – What is the Canon and Why it is Important

The canon of Scripture proves to be among the least known subjects among twenty-first century Christians but its impact touches nearly every facet of the notable points of difference between Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox Christians. In this episode we provide a general introduction to the nature of the canon of Scripture and its continual relevance…
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