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The Benefits of Reciting the Nicean-Constantinopolitan Creed – CHS 78

Every Sunday, various Christian groups (Catholic, Orthodox and certain Protestants) recite a creed which encapsulates some of the central tenets of their faith. In this episode we talk about the practical benefits of reciting the creed on the Nicean-Constantinopolitan Creed or the Apostles’ Creed on a weekly basis.

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What Does Heresy and Orthodoxy Mean? CHS 039

Who Does Heresy and Orthodoxy Mean?

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What do the words “heresy” and “orthodoxy” mean? In this episode, we talk about these two critical terms in the study of the Catholic Heritage in general and the early Christianity in particular.

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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 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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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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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 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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