The Cordial Catholic

148: Did Constantine Corrupt the Church? (w/ Joe Heschmeyer)

February 23, 2022 K. Albert Little, Joe Heschmeyer
The Cordial Catholic
148: Did Constantine Corrupt the Church? (w/ Joe Heschmeyer)
Show Notes

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Catholic Answers apologist Joe Heschmeyer to talk about the Early Church – was the original, pristine Christian Church corrupted by Constantine? Did the Roman Emperor "romanize" the Christians?

Joe and I dig into this premise and look at the earliest evidence of how Christians lived, worshipped, and what they believed to see what the Early Church looked like and if it really did, indeed, change when Constantine became Christian. We look at the first 200 years of Christianity and compare it to modern day Catholicism and Evangelical Protestantism to see which looks most like the evidence. It's a fantastic conversation.

For more from Joe, check out his previous appearances on this show. In Episode 83, Joe joins me to talk about the papacy.

Joe also joined me, Austin Suggs from Gospel Simplicity, and baptist pastor Dr. Gavin Ortlund from Truth Unites for a discussion about the Early Church (Episode 92) and the Papacy (Episode 98).

Check out Joe's website and the Catholic Answers store for his fantastic books, which are always on sale.

Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

Sign up for our newsletter for my reflections on  episodes, behind-the-scenes content, and exclusive contests.

To watch this and other episodes please visit (and subscribe to!) our YouTube channel.

Please consider financially supporting this show!

For more information visit the Patreon page.  All patrons receive access to exclusive content and if you can give $5/mo or more you'll also be entered into monthly draws for fantastic books hand-picked by me.

If you'd like to give a one-time donation to The Cordial Catholic, you can visit the PayPal page.

Thank you to those already supporting the show!

Support the show