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Way of the Fathers with Mike Aquilina

Aug 12, 2020

He was the greatest rhetorician in the Latin-speaking world. Born in North Africa, Lactantius was summoned to serve at the imperial court. He converted to Christianity and, with the persecution of Diocletian, lost his job and lived in poverty. He continued writing to strengthen the faithful. With the rise of Constantine and the legalization of Christianity, he was restored to glory. In his writings we have a unique eyewitness account of one of history’s most important transitional moments.


Lactantius, Of the Manner in which the Persecutors Died

Lactantius, On the Workmanship of God

Lactantius, The Epitome of the Divine Institutes

Lactantius, The Phoenix

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Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of Corpus Christi Watershed