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Deep in History

Why should we go deep in history? As generations before us have learned, history is the laboratory for thinking about the issues that matter most to us as human beings. By placing ourselves back into another time, we are able to look at our own time with more objectivity; we see its strengths and weaknesses. For Christians, there is the additional truth that ours is a historical Faith. Christianity is rooted in the historical facts of Jesus's life. The Church, which is His Body, has lived, grown, and matured in space and time. The surest way to know Jesus and His Church is through the study of history, both biblical and post-biblical.

We hope these resources take you deep into the history of Christ’s Church and thereby deeper into Christ.

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Becoming Deep in History

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The Early Church

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The Continental Reformation

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The English Reformation

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The Church in the New World

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The Battle for the Faith: North America 1700-1900

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The History of Authority

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The Authenticity of Sacred Scripture

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"Stand Firm on Tradition"

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The Catholic Paul

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Scripture and the Early Church – Fr. Mitch Pacwa

As a scholar of ancient and Middle Eastern history, culture, and religion, Fr. Mitch Pacwa examines the phenomenon of Sacred Scripture and the ramifications of the translation and interpretation of the scriptures out of their proper context.

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Four Witnesses Brought Me Home – Rod Bennet

Former Southern Baptist Rod Bennett used to believe that the Catholic Church was the result of the “Great Apostasy.” However, as he was lead to read the works of the earliest Christians, he realized that the Early Church actually resembled Catholic beliefs and traditions! Here he gives a deep look into the early church and the Great Apostasy (that wasn’t).

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How Do We Know the Early Church? – Dr. William Marshner

Former Lutheran scholar Dr. William Marshner explores the sources of information about the early church used by early Christian historians. How did early Christians learn and pass on the faith? (This talk was originally given in 2004 at the CHNetwork’s “Deep in History” conference)

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