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How Did Augustines’ Writing Survive in to the Early Middle Ages? – CHS 80

Augustine remains among the most well-known Fathers of the early Church. But, how did Augustine’s writings become known to a wider audience after his death? In this episode, we will explore how Augustine’s writings survived in to sixth century Italy through the work of Cassiodorus. Augustine had an initial audience among Italy’s Christians.

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Ambrose’s Influence on Augustine – Doctors of the Church Series – CHS 71

Ambrose of Milan played a very important role in Augustine’s conversion. When Augustine met Ambrose, he was in a difficult position: he was no longer intellectually committed to Manicheism but he had not yet overcome some of the major philosophical and theological challenges which the movement had posed to him.

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How Did Augustine’s Writings Survive the Vandal Invasion of North Africa – CHS 55

 

At the moment of his death, Augustine’s North Africa was being quickly overrun by Vandal forces.

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The Canon of Scripture and Christian Unity – CHS 41

The Canon of Scripture and Christian Unity

What is the relationship between the canon of Scripture and the Unity of Christians? Among other things, we discuss Martin Luther’s early 1519 Leipzig debate with the Catholic theologian and scholar, Johannes Eck.

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How Unique Was Augustine in Resolving Conflicting Canonical Lists? – CHSae 04

How Unique Was Augustine in Resolving Conflicting Canonical Lists?

How unique were Augustine’s statements about conflicting canons of Scripture? In this bonus episode,

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Who Were the Hersiologists? CHS 038

Who Were the Heresiologists?

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Who were the heresiologists? In an earlier episode on the canon, we mentioned the heresiologists and their work.

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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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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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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 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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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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