History of Christianity 2: Bishops and Apologists

In this video, we take a look at the Christian Church of the second century, learning about the Bishops who took charge of the Church after the Apostles, the heretics who tried to hijack the Christian Faith, and the apologists who defended Christianity from attacks both from within and without. Suggested Reading: "Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew" - Bart D. Ehrman "Lost Scriptures: Books That Did Not Make It Into the New Testament" - Bart D. Ehrman "From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries & Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith" - L. Michael White "Heretics for Armchair Theologians" - Justo L. González & Catherine Gunsalus González "Early Christian Writings" - translated by Maxwell Staniforth, edited by Andrew Louth "The Story of Christianity: An Illustrated History of 2000 Years of the Christian Faith" - David Bentley Hart "Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol i: Apostolic Fathers, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus" - edited by Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson "Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol ii: Fathers of the Second Century; Tatian, Theophilus of Antioch, Athenagoras of Athens, Clement of Alexandria" "Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol iii: Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian; I. Apologetic, II. Anti-Marcion, III. Ethical" "Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol iv: The Fathers of the Third Century; Tertullian IV. More Ethical Writings, Minucius Felix, Commodian, Origen" "History of the Church" - Eusebius of Caesarea, translated by G.A. Williamson "From Memory to History: Using Oral Sources in Local Historical Research" - Barbara Allen & Lynwood Montell "Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations" - Martin Goodman "Early Christian Doctrines" - J.N.D. Kelly "The Story of Christianity, Volume 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation" - Justo L. González "How We Got the Bible" - Neil R. Lightfoot "The Faith of the Early Fathers, volume 1" - William A. Jurgens (ed) "Whose Bible Is It? A Short History of the Scriptures" - Jaroslav Pelikan "The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine; Volume 1: The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition" - Jaroslav Pelikan "Early Christian Attitudes Toward Images" - Steven Bigham "The Nag Hammadi Library" - James M. Robinson (ed) Primary Sources: Shepherd of Hermas Epistles of Ignatius (To Polycarp, Smyrnaeans, Philadelphians, Romans, Trallians, Magnesians, & Ephesians) Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians Against Heresies - St. Irenaeus of Lyons Exposition of the Oracles (fragments) St. Papias of Hierapolis Letter of Pliny the Younger on the Christians Dialogue of the Savior (Gnostic) Gospel of Thomas (semi-Gnostic) Gospel of Judas (Gnostic) Infancy Gospel of James Dialogue with Trypho St. Justin the Philosopher (Justin Martyr) First Apology Justin Second Apology Justin Exhortation to the Greeks Tatian the Assyrian Apology of Quadratus of Athens Muratorian Canon Meditations Marcus Aurelius Martyrdom of Justin Martyrdom of Polycarp A Plea for the Christians Athenagoras of Athens History of the Church Eusebius various writings of Tertullian and St. Clement of Alexandria