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089: Were the Early Christians Catholic? (w/ Rod Bennett)

December 09, 2020 K. Albert Little, Rod Bennett
The Cordial Catholic
089: Were the Early Christians Catholic? (w/ Rod Bennett)
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The Cordial Catholic
089: Were the Early Christians Catholic? (w/ Rod Bennett)
Dec 09, 2020
K. Albert Little, Rod Bennett

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast I talk with author and Early Church expert Rod Bennett, one of my favourite guests of all time.

We dig deeply into Rod's famous book Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words, now almost 20 years old, and mine what Rod, an evangelical, discovered when he began to read from the Early Church Fathers, the very first Christians after the apostles.

What Rod discovered, of course, led him to convert to Catholicism and he's been writing ever since, including a book forthcoming in 2021, Four More Witnesses. 

In this episode we dive into how the Early Church worshipped, what they believed about authority and the succession of apostles, and Rod's incredible challenge to non-Catholic Christians – wait for it at the end, it's worth it!

For more from Rod Bennett please visit his Amazon author page and purchase his fine books.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

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Show Notes

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast I talk with author and Early Church expert Rod Bennett, one of my favourite guests of all time.

We dig deeply into Rod's famous book Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words, now almost 20 years old, and mine what Rod, an evangelical, discovered when he began to read from the Early Church Fathers, the very first Christians after the apostles.

What Rod discovered, of course, led him to convert to Catholicism and he's been writing ever since, including a book forthcoming in 2021, Four More Witnesses. 

In this episode we dive into how the Early Church worshipped, what they believed about authority and the succession of apostles, and Rod's incredible challenge to non-Catholic Christians – wait for it at the end, it's worth it!

For more from Rod Bennett please visit his Amazon author page and purchase his fine books.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com.

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 (https://www.patreon.com/cordialcatholic)