Tag Archives: Early Church

The Christian Doctrine of God: The Council of Nicaea


Fr. Bill Harmless, S. J. discusses the Council of Nicaea and the efforts of the Church in the fourth century to articulate a coherent Christian monotheism.

St. Irenaeus


On today’s program hosts John O’Keefe and Wendy M. Wright discuss the life and legacy of St. Irenaeus of Lyon.

Irenaeus, who died in the early third century, is one of the most important fathers of the Church.

His feast day is June 28th.

St. Justin Martyr


Fr. Bill Harmless comes back to the program to discuss the life and legacy of St. Justin Martyr.

Justin, a philosopher, converted to Christianity in the second century. His surviving works are an important source for our knowledge of the emerging Christian theological tradition.

Saint Jerome


In this week’s program hosts Dr. John O’Keefe and Dr. Wendy M. Wright discuss St. Jerome. ┬áJerome, whose feast day is September 30, was a 4th century Christian scholar and monk.

A doctor of the Church, he is most famous for the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the Bible that still forms the basis of the official Latin Bible of the Roman Catholic Church.

Photo: “Saint Jerome” by “Paul Lowry” from Flickr (Used under Creative Commons license)

St. Augustine of Hippo


The feast of St. Augustine is August 28th. In today’s program, hosts John O’Keefe and Wendy M. Wright reflect on the legacy of this great Christian.

Photo: “St Augustine” by “Lawrence OP” from Flickr (Used under Creative Commons license)

Saint Benedict


Rev. William Harmless comes back to the show to discuss the life and legacy of Saint Benedict.

The program mentions the following items that may be of interest to listeners:

* The Benedictine Order
* The Cistercians
* Liturgical Press
* Saint John’s Abbey
* The Saint John’s Bible

St. Cyril of Alexandria


Hosts John O’Keefe and Wendy M. Wright discuss the life and legacy of St. Cyril of Alexandria.

Cyril (c. 378-444), whose feast is June 27th, was one of the most important theologians in the ancient church. He is largely responsible for the language defining the doctrine that Christ is both fully human and fully divine.