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Audio Bundle: Ancient Greece + The Origins of Christianity - 16 CDs Total

  • Associate Professor of History, Kean University
  • Professor, Saint Mary’s College of California
2 Course Bundle: 42 Lectures (16 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guides
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This is a special discounted price for a bundle of these two audio programs:

Ancient Greece: From the Trojan War to Alexander the Great by Prof. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D.,

The Origins of Christianity by David Zachariah Flanagin, Ph.D.,

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
Ancient Greece: From the Trojan War to Alexander the Great
  • Where in World History Is Ancient Greece?
  • Religion and Mythology
  • The Trojan War: Myth and Reality
  • The Archaic Age: Building Greek Culture
  • Sparta and Athens: Two Ways of Being Greek
  • Persian Wars: Herodotus and the Eastern Challenge
  • Golden Age of Athens: Pericles and the Parthenon
  • Sparta vs. Athens: Thucydides and the Battle Royale
  • Social Criticism: Women, Slavery, and the Theatre
  • Philosophy and the State: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
  • Alexander the Great: Myth and Reality
  • Rome Conquers Greece, but Greece Conquers Rome
The Origins of Christianity
    Theme #1: The Church Emerging from Judaism
  • Introduction: The Early Church and Judaism
  • The Early Church and the Torah
  • Finding Christian Meaning in the Old Testament: The Case of Justin Martyr
  • Christian and Jewish Identities in the Second Century: Who Is the Heir to God’s Covenant?

    Theme #2: Gnosticism and Orthodoxy
  • Gnosticism, Ptolemy, and the Old Testament
  • Gnostic Cosmology
  • Gnostic Views of Christ and Christianity
  • Reactions to Gnosticism: The New Testament Canon
  • Reactions to Gnosticism: Ignatius and the Episcopal Structure
  • Reactions to Gnosticism: Irenaeus, Apostolic Succession, and the Rule of Faith
  • Reactions to Gnosticism: Tertullian, Irenaeus, and the Stereotype of Heresy

    Theme #3: Christianity and the Roman Empire
  • The Spread of Christianity in the Empire
  • Apologies for the Faith
  • Persecution and Martyrdom
  • The Conversion of Constantine

    Theme #4: The Early Church and Women
  • Surveying the Evidence about Women in Early Christianity
  • Paul’s Perspective on Women in the Church
  • The Pauline Legacy in the Pastoral Epistles and the Acts of Thecla
  • A Positive or Negative Tale for Early Christian Women?

    Theme #5: The Divinity of Christ: The Trinitarian Debates
  • Early Christian Views of Jesus
  • Logos Christology
  • Arius and Arianism
  • The Council of Nicea
  • Alexander and Athanasius
  • After Nicea
  • The Trinity and the Council of Constantinople

    Theme #6: The Humanity of Christ: The Christological Debates
  • The Logos-Sarx Christology of Alexandria
  • The Logos-Anthropos Christology of Antioch
  • Nestorius of Constantinople and Cyril of Alexandria
  • The Council of Chalcedon

About Your Presenter

Dr. Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D., is an award-winning historian and Professor of History at Kean University in New Jersey. He received a Ph.D. in History from Fordham University. He is the author of ten books and the co-editor of six others; his writing has been honored by the American Catholic Historical Association and the Catholic Press Association. A frequent public speaker and media commentator on Church history and contemporary Catholicism, he has appeared on the History and Travel channels, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and other radio and television stations. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant and is on the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

Dr. Bellitto’s books include Ageless Wisdom: Lifetime Lessons from the Bible (Paulist Press, 2016), 101 Questions and Answers on Popes and the Papacy (Paulist Press, 2008), The Living Church and Church History 101 (Liguori Publications, 2011, 2008), and the companion volumes Renewing Christianity: A History of Church Reform from Day One to Vatican II and The General Councils: A History of the 21 Church Councils from Nicaea to Vatican II (Paulist Press,...

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David Zachariah Flanagin, Ph.D., is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Mary’s College of California, where he teaches courses in the development of Christian thought and in biblical studies. His teaching has earned him recognition by the student body as Faculty Member of the Year. Prof. Flanagin received his doctorate in the History of Christianity from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. He is the author of a number of articles on late-medieval ecclesiology and biblical interpretation. He is the co-editor (with Christopher M. Bellitto) of Reassessing Reform: A Historical Investigation into Church Renewal, published by Catholic University of America Press. In addition to his academic duties, he lectures frequently at churches on topics in the Bible and theology.

 

Praise for Zach Flanagin

“Zach Flanagin is an outstanding historian… thoroughly grounded in his material, but with special gifts as a lecturer. His works in late medieval spirituality are top-notch and I commend him for searching out the origins of this spirituality in its very beginnings.”
– Gerald...

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