History of the Papacy Podcast

This show will detail the biographies and interesting facts of the Papacy of Rome. It will start in the beginning, but will not go straight through to the present day. There will be many side tracks and detours along the way.


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Episode 20: Formation of the Biblical Canon with Dr. Robert M. Price

In this special episode, we will take a look at the formation and development of the biblical canon. Why were certain documents accepted as canonical and others tossed out? This will be a wide ranging discussion with New Testament scholar Dr. Robert M....


 2013-09-02  1h11m

Episode 19: Gnosticism Part 2 - Sacred Literature and Groups

In the previous episode, we discussed some of the beliefs of the Gnostics. Now we will talk about the documents various Gnostic groups used as their scared literature, along with the characteristics of these groups. We will also discuss the Marcionites...


 2013-08-18  54m

Episode 18: Gnostic Belief and Practice

What is a Gnostic and Gnosticism? In this episode we'll discuss the beliefs and practices of the group of early Christians who may have referred to themselves as Spirituals, but we know as Gnostics. This group of early Christians shared many rites...


 2013-08-01  43m

Episode 17: The Ante-Nicene Popes Part 1

In this episode we will take a look at the story of the first popes before the First Council of Nicaea in 325. This was a period of growth and controversy for the early Christian movement. From the beginning, the Popes of Rome were central figures in t...


 2013-07-22  45m

Episode 16: The Avignon Papacy Special Part 1

The Avignon papacy was an extremely difficult time for the Roman Catholic Church and Western Europe. This is the time when the Bishop of Rome picked up and moved the entire operation to Avignon in the south of France. The period of the Avignon Papacy h...


 2013-07-12  49m

Episode 15: Simon Magus - Father of All Heresies?

Was Simon Magus the ultimate bad guy or is there more to the story. Simon Magus has been potrayed as the first heretic in Church history, but there is more to the story than meets the eye. In this episode we will look at the background of Simon Magus a...


 2013-07-01  33m

Episode 14: First Century AD Religion Extra: John the Baptist

John the Baptist is referred to variously as the precursor, ground layer and forerunner of Jesus. His story is quite well known and is documented in each of the four canonical gospels. In this episode, we will take a closer look at John and see how he ...


 2013-06-10  33m

Episode 13: First Century AD Religion Part 3: Judaism

In this episode we will take a look at the situation of Judaism in the First Century AD. This was an extremely chaotic time in history. We will discuss the religious factions and how they interacted with each other and the Romans. You can learn more ...


 2013-06-03  45m

Episode 12: First Century AD Religion Part 2: The Mystery Religions

In this episode we take a look at another important part of the religious situation of the 1st century AD: Mystery religions or mystery cults. We will talk about some of the more popular mystery religions and the influence of the mystery religions on e...


 2013-05-08  46m

Episode 11 - Ancient Religion Paganism.mp3

In this episode we begin a series on the religious situation in the Roman Empire during the first years of the Christian Movement. We will take a look at the Roman State religion, personal religion and the Cult of Sol Invictus. The early Christian move...


 2013-04-24  40m