The Early Church (2004 Deep In History Conference Talks)


The early period of the growth of Christianity (ca. A.D. 50-700) is a rich source for learning how the earliest disciples and apostles of Jesus Christ passed on the “faith delivered once and for all to God’s holy ones” (Jud 3). From Ignatius of Antioch in the early second century to Gregory the Great in the early seventh, the story of the Church’s proclamation in winning over pagan culture to Christ is widely diverse in practice and wonderfully unified in doctrine.  The faith of these early Saints inspires and challenges us to live more deeply in love with Christ and in continuity with our forbearers in Christ.


  • “How Do We Know the Early Church?” – Dr. William Marshner
  • “Four Witnesses Brought Me Home” – Rod Bennett
  • “Scripture and the Early Church” – Fr. Mitch Pacwa
  • “Discovering the Fullness” – Sr. Rosalind Moss
  • “Papal Authority and the Early Church” – Fr. Ray Ryland
  • “Classic Converts and the Early Church” – Fr. Charles Connor
  • “The Early Church and Our Faith Today” – Msgr. Frank Lane
  • “How Are We Saved?” – Marcus Grodi
  • Panel Discussion
  • Homilies (available in CD and MP3 formats only)

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