#424 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Philosopher

In Alexandria, the conflict between Pope Cyril and Prefect Orestes explodes and the great philosopher Hypatia is murdered. In Persia, the Christians try to recover from decades of persecution.

Links:
Portrait of Hypatia by Jules Maurice Gaspard

Bishop Synesius of Cyrene’s letters to Hypatia

The Canons of the Council of Mar ‘Ishaq/Issac

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#424 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Philospher

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Catholic: Under The Hood Classics – Episodes 389-393

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Episodes in this volume:
#389 – The Baptism of Augustine
#390 – Penance
#391 – Liturgies in the East
#392 – Liturgies in the West
#393 – The Basilicas of Milan

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Catholic: Under The Hood Episodes 389 to 393

#423 – A History of the Catholic Church – Peace and War

As the controversy over Pelagius heats up; Pulcheria becomes the new regent in Constantinople and the Church of Antioch moves to make peace with the supporters of John Chrysostom. Meanwhile, Pope Cyril and the Prefect Orestes struggle for control of Alexandria.

Links:
Icon of Cyril of Alexandria by Rousanu

Map of Constantinople showing the Theodosian Walls

Map of civil dioceses of Roman Empire

Glen Bowersock, “Parabalani: A Terrorist Charity in Late Antiquity”

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#423 – A History of the Catholic Church – Peace and War

Catholic: Under The Hood Classics – Episodes 384-388

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Episodes in this volume:
#384 – The Crisis of the Churches
#385 – The Riot of the Statues
#386 – The Judaizers
#387 – The Destruction of the Serapeum
#388 – Theodosius Triumphant

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Catholic: Under The Hood Episodes 384 to 388

#422 – A History of the Catholic Church – Predestination

This week we look at some of the reasons for the popularity of Augustine’s views on original sin and God’s grace as well as some of the more challenging aspects of his theology – such as his views on the fate of unbaptized infants and the divine predestination.

Links:
Painting of Augustine disputing with heretics by Vergós Group

International Theological Commission on the salvation of unbaptized infants

Augustine On the Predestination of the Saints

Fr. William Most on Augustine’s theology of grace and predestination

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#422 – A History of the Catholic Church – Pedestination

#421 – A History of the Catholic Church – God’s Gift of Grace

This week, we begin a two part examination of Augustine’s teaching on Original Sin and the need for God’s grace. As part of this examination, we note areas of difference between his theology and that of Pelagius.

Links:
Picture of Statue of Augustine standing atop Pelagius by GFreihalter

Augustine On the Grace of Christ and Original Sin

Letter from Augustine indicating possibility of salvation for pagans

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#421 – A History of the Catholic Church – God’s Gift of Grace

#420 – A History of the Catholic Church – God’s Gift of Free Will

After looking briefly at Pelagius’ response to Jerome’s attacks from last week, we take an extended examination of Pelagius’ theology of free will and the grace of God.

Links:
Image of Pelagius from the 1493 Nuremburg Chronicle.

Fragments from Pelagius’ works On Nature and On Free Will

Fr. Seraphim’s Amazon Christmas Wish List

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#420 – A History of the Catholic Church – God’s Gift of Free Will

Catholic: Under the Hood Classics – Episodes 379-383

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Presenting more of the back episodes of the History of the Catholic Church series no longer on the main podcast feed.

Episodes in this volume:
#379 – The Holy Women of Rome
#380 – Virgin and Mother
#381 – The Altar of Victory
#382 – The Problem of Priscillian – Part I
#383 – The Problem of Priscillian – Part II

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Catholic: Under The Hood Episodes 379 to 383

#419 – A History of the Catholic Church – Preachers of Sinlessness

The Pelagian Controversy heats up as Saint Jerome finds serious problems with Pelagius’ views on free will and grace. Jerome, Augustine, and Pelagius vie for the support of the powerful Demetrias.

Links:
Image of Jerome mistakenly represented as a cardinal.

Augustine On Holy Virginity
Augustine’s later letter to Demetrias’ relatives

Pelagius’ letter to Demetrias
The Sentences of Sextus

Jerome’s letter to Demetrias
Jerome’s letter to Domnio referring to “unnamed monk”/possibly Pelagius
Jerome’s letter to Ctesiphon first making reference to Pelagius
Jerome Against the Pelagians

Differences between Traducianism and Creationism on the origin of the soul

Fr. Seraphim’s Amazon Christmas Wish List

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#419 – A History of the Catholic Church – Preachers of Sinlessness

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