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#399 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Clerical Cursus Honorum

The first of a series on the state of the clergy at the end of the 4th century. This episode looks at the social background of the clergy, their formation, and the vow of celibacy.

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Image of the the First Council of Constantinople

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#399 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Clerical Cursus Honorum

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#398 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Defilement of Marriage

Jerome’s attack on Jovinian causes more problems than it solves. Augustine does better in his defense of the virtue of virginity. Ambrose continues to develop the theology of Mary’s in partu virginity.

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Image of Holy Family with the Adoration of the Magi from the MCAD Library

On Bishop Bonosus

Jerome
Against Jovinianus
Jerome’s letters defending his attacks on Jovinian to Pammachius, a second letter to Pammachius, to Domnio

Augustine
On the Good of Marriage
On Holy Virginity
Augustine’s concerns about Jerome’s interpretation of St. Paul

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#398 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Defilement of Marriage

#397 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Problem of Jovinian

The controversy over the relative merits of marriage and virginity heats up again with the rise of Jovinian and his “new heresy”.

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Image of Projecta Casket from the British Museum

Ambrose and Siricius on Jovinian – pages 280, 282

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#397 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Problem of Jovinian

#383 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Problem of Priscillian – Part II

Priscillian’s triumphant return to Hispania does not last long. He faces renewed charges of heresy and sorcery and his fate is placed in the hands of the new emperor Magnus Maximus.

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Photo of gem engraved with image of the Crucifixion courtesy of the British Museum.

Pope Leo I’s letter on the errors of the Priscillians

Augustine on Priscillians

Acts of the Council of Toledo [in Spanish]

Virginia Burrus, The Making of a Heretic: Gender, Authority, and the Priscillianist Controversy

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#383 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Problem of Priscillian – Part II

#382 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Problem of Priscillian – Part I

We start calling the bishops of Rome – the popes of Rome. Priscillian of Avila offers us an example of the challenges of the rising ascetical movement as bishop fights against bishop in Spain.

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Photo of Gold-glass depiction of Jonah and the whale by Anne-Marie Bouché

More on Priscillian.

Various New Testament Apocrypha, including those that Priscillian would have used.

About the so-called Epistle of Saint Paul to the Laodiceans

Map of the Roman provinces in Hispania at the time of Priscillian. Priscillian and his main support was found in Spanish Galicia/Gallaecia.

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#382 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Problem of Priscillian – Part I