The Cordial Catholic

134: How the Early Church Evangelized (w/ Mike Aquilina)

November 03, 2021 K. Albert Little, Mike Aquilina
The Cordial Catholic
134: How the Early Church Evangelized (w/ Mike Aquilina)
Show Notes

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined once again by renown patristics scholar Mike Aquilina to talk about how the Early Church – the very first Christians following the apostles – evangelized, how they spread the Christian faith.

Through this conversation we dig into the early Christian sources like no one else can, expertly guided by Mike Aquilina, an author, podcaster, and popular guest on this show, we look into some incredible sources to undercover exactly how and why the faith spread – and, most importantly – what lessons we can learn for today.

It's a fantastic conversation. Be sure to check out Mike's fantastic new book Friendship and the Fathers: How the Early Church Evangelized from the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and Emmaus Road Press.

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