In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined again by Steve Weidenkopf, author and lecturer in History at the Christendom College Graduate School of Theology, to talk about the origins of Christianity.
Was Christianity based on pagan myth? Was Jesus a real person? Were Easter and Christmas just repackaged pagan celebrations? What about the resurrection and the virgin birth – and where do all these notions come from anyway?
Professor Weidenkopf tackles these myths and more as we look at the origins of Catholicism and work to understand why so many people believe these misconceptions – these myths – about the Early Church.
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Theme music is "Sandbox Jingle" by Scott Holmes.