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.
Who Does Heresy and Orthodoxy Mean?
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.
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),
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.
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.
Gnosticism and the Canon of Scripture
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
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
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