Title: AFTER THE NEW TESTAMENT: THE WRITINGS OF THE APOSTOLIC FATHERS - DISC 5 OF 12 (Includes CD 52143 to CD 52154)
At the very foundation of the Christian religion stand the writings of the New Testament, a collection of 27 books that represent the earliest surviving literary productions of the rapidly developing Church and that eventually came to be regarded as Sacred Scripture. The writings produced by Christians after the New Testament are also important, however, as they can reveal to us how Christianity changed, developed, and grew after the first Christian century had passed. The writings of the Apostolic Fathers date from early to mid 2nd century. There are 10 or 11 authors traditionally included in the collection of the Apostolic Fathers. The 12 Discs containing 24 30-minute lectures of this course are set up in "pairs", in which the first lecture discusses the writing of one of the Apostolic Fathers and the second deals with the broader implications of the writing for understanding key issues in the early history of Christianity. Disc 5 includes Lecture 9: The First Martyrology - Polycarp and Lecture 10: The Persecution of the Christians. A Course Guidebook is also included. 60 minutes
Media ID: 52147
Length: 60 Min.
Publisher: The Great Courses
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult