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Bundle: The Orthodox Christian Church + The Origins of Christianity - 20 CDs Total

  • Professor of Systematic Theology
  • and Director of Institutional Assessment
  • Professor, Saint Mary’s College of California
2 Course Bundle: 54 Lectures (20 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guides
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This is a special discounted price for a bundle of these two audio programs:

The Orthodox Christian Church: History, Beliefs, and Practices by Prof. Peter Bouteneff, M.Div., D.Phil.

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

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
The Orthodox Christian Church: History, Beliefs, and Practices
  • Introduction
  • How and Why We Think Theologically
  • Scripture 
  • Tradition
  • Councils and Conciliarity
  • Ecumenical Councils (325 A.D. to 787 A.D.)
  • The Church Fathers
  • Liturgy
  • Icons
  • Saints
  • Jesus Christ
  • The Holy Trinity
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Creation
  • The Human Person
  • Mary
  • Salvation
  • The Church
  • Sacraments
  • Prayer
  • Asceticism
  • "Eastern" and "Western" Christianity
  • Ecumenism
  • Orthodoxy: The Best Kept Secret in America?
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

A Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of Institutional Assesment at Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Dr. Bouteneff has been lecturing and teaching about Orthodox Christianity for much of his adult life.

After he earned his undergraduate degree in music, he received his M.Div. from St Vladimir's Seminary, and a doctorate and M. Phil. from Oxford University, where he studied under Bishop Kallistos Ware. He has worked for many years in theological dialogue, notably as Executive Secretary for Faith and Order at the World Council of Churches, and has written extensively on Orthodox theology and Orthodox relations with other churches.

His theological interests include Christ, the Church, and the Human Person, as well as religion and popular culture. He conceived of and edits the "Foundations" series for SVS Press, to which he has contributed a widely popular volume called Sweeter than Honey: Orthodox Thinking on Dogma and Truth. He is also the author of Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives.

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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