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Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina

Dec 26, 2019

Here’s a little bit of back and forth about the Apostolic Fathers: my interview with Dr. Matthew J. Thomas, who teaches at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California. He’s author of the book “Paul’s ‘Works of the Law’ in the Perspective of Second Century Reception.” He earned...


Dec 20, 2019


The work of the early Church was largely done by Christians whose names we’ll never know. In fact, many of the most important documents from the first and second centuries have unknown or uncertain authorship. In this episode we examine some of those fascinating documents — the Didache, the Letter of Barnabas,...


Dec 11, 2019

St. Polycarp of Smyrna was a man with many connections. He knew the Apostle John, and St. Ignatius of Antioch, and St. Irenaeus of Lyon, and Pope Anicetus, and the arch-heretic Marcion. He also sought the company of many elders who had heard Jesus and witnessed the Lord’s miracles. Polycarp led a long and fascinating...