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Providing Insight into the history of the Christian Church







Este episodio se titula "Domingo" y continúa nuestra mirada a la vida monástica.En nuestro último episodio, examinamos a Francisco de Asís y la orden monástica que le siguió, los Franciscanos. En estos episodios, echamos un vistazo a la otra gran orden que se desarrolló en esa época: los Dominicos.Domingo nació en la región de Castilla, España, en 1170. Destacó como estudiante a una edad temprana. Sacerdote a los 25 años, fue invitado por su obispo a acompañarle en una visita al sur de...


57-Las Cruzadas Parte 4

CS- 57 Esta es la cuarta parte de nuestra serie sobre las Cruzadas.El plan para este episodio, el último de nuestra mirada a las Cruzadas, es dar un breve repaso a las Cruzadas de la 5ª a la 7ª, y luego un poco de análisis de las Cruzadas en su conjunto.La fecha fijada para el inicio de la 5ª Cruzada fue el 1 de junio de 1217. Era el largo sueño del Papa Inocencio III de reconquistar Jerusalén. Murió antes de que la Cruzada se pusiera en marcha, pero su sucesor Honorio III fue un partidario...


Special Announcement to CS Subscribers

This is a special announcement for subscribers to the audio podcast > Communio Sanctorum – History of the Christian Church.CS has been rolled over into my new online teaching presence which you can find at > Into His The entire Church History series is being re-done in video, on the YouTube channel of the same name > IntoHisImage.I’ll keep the CS website & Facebook page up for a while, but will eventually take them down since all the necessary information and much more will be...


50-Que lio tenemos ahora

El título de este episodio es "¡Que lio tenemos ahora!"Como lo hemos hecho antes, es tiempo de repasar lo que ha estado pasando y revisar el material que ya hemos cubierto para poder lanzarnos a la siguiente etapa de nuestro viaje en la Historia de la Iglesia.Los misioneros Anglosajones a Alemania habían recibido el apoyo de Carlos Martel, fundador de la Dinastía Carolingia. Martel apoyó estas misiones debido a su deseo de expandir su gobierno hacia el este hacia Baviera. El Papa estaba...



11/26/2017 his marvelous one volume book on Church History, Bruce Shelley relates how the World Council of Churches came up with its motto.In 1962, its General Secretary, Willem Hooft, met a delegation of Russian Orthodox leaders in a Leningrad hotel over breakfast. The Russians complained the current WCC motto left out a crucial element of their theology, without which they couldn’t join. They needed to see some reference to the...


500 Years – Part 6 // The Way It Was

The title of this episode, Part 6 in the Series 500 Yrs, in commemoration of the Half-Millennial anniversary of The Reformation, is “The Way It Was;” a brief look at popular religion of the Middle and Late Middle Ages in Europe. We’ve spent most of our time in this series on the Reformers, many of […]

500 Years – Part 05 // Can’t We All Just Get Along?

10/15/2017 we come up to the 500 year anniversary of Reformation Day, when Martin Luther tacked his revolutionary list of exceptions to current church practice and belief to the Castle Church door in the German town of Wittenberg, we’re faced with the realization that the Reformation embraced many more people than the popular telling of history enumerates. Many more.Who do we think of when we think of the Reformation? Martin Luther...


500 Years – Part 04 // Black Earth

His family name was “Black Earth,” as in the rich, fertile soil around his hometown. In German, Schwartzerdt. His first name was Philipp. He was born in Feb of 1497 at Bretten in SW Germany. His father was an armorer for an important German Count. Though tiny for his age, Philipp was brilliant. It seemed […]


99-In the Low Countries

This episode is titled “In the Low Countries.”Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxemburg are referred to as “the Low Countries.” The get this name because laying along the coast NW of Germany and NE of France, they are at or slightly below sea level. That and there’s not really much in the way of mountains. There are some low hills, but for the most part the region today called Benelux is pretty flat.During the Reformation, as in most of northern Europe, Protestantism in the low countries...



This 84 Episode of CS is titled Lost & is a brief review of The Church in the East.I encourage you to go back and listen again to episode 72 – Meanwhile Back in the East, which conveyed a lot of detail about the Eastern Church & how it fared under the Mongols and Muslim Expansion in the Middle Ages.Until that time, Christianity was widespread across a good part of the Middle East, Mesopotamia, Persia, & across Central Asia – reaching all the way to China. The reaction of Muslim rulers to the...


73-A Glimmer of Reform

The title of this episode of Communio Santorum is A Glimmer of Reform.I assume most listening to this are students of history, or—why would you be listening? Some like history in general. Others find a fascination with certain eras or moments of the past. Whatever your interest, every student recognizes that as time passes, things change. Sometimes that change is merely incidental to the thing changed, a cosmetic difference that does little to the substance. Other change is deep,...