Two Critical Moments in Catholic History: Early Church and the Protestant Reformation

Rev. Marvin O'Connell

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In this course we examine two critical moments in the history of the Catholic Church: the first involving the intellectual and political challenges of the ancient Greek and Roman world that faced the early Church; the second involving the challenges of the Protestant Reformation.

Six 1-hour Lectures

First Centuries

    1. Introduction - Jewish and Roman Context

    2. Apostolic Succession - First Persecution

    3. Persecutions - Councils of Nicaea & Chalcedon 

Early Modern Era

    4. Luther and the Reformation

    5. Tudor Dynasty and Reformation in England

    6. The Counter-Reformation - Council of Trent