Author Archives: Gary Cyril Jenkins

About Gary Cyril Jenkins

Professor of History

Man am I Behind (or catching up with episode docs).

With all due apologies, below are my notes for episode 46, episode 47, episode 48, and episode 50 (as 49 was a round of addressing questions and comments from listeners). So, going with the oldest first, Episode 46, which was … Continue reading

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Who has Brought Life & Immortality to Light

I love Christmas. I love the story of the shepherds, the angels, and the Magi. Luke 2:1-20 was one of the first longer passages ever I had memorized. I love the hymns, both the ones I grew up with (which, … Continue reading

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Never Enough of Man-Slaughtering Hektor

The Feast of our Lord’s Nativity will soon dawn upon us, and we who have sat in darkness shall see a great Light. While this Feast so near, I should note that we have, counting today, ten days still to … Continue reading

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Two behind, plus something else, but in the next post.

The most recent iterations of the podcast are up, namely Episode 44 on the beginning of the Great Persecution, and Episode 45 on the question of whether Constantine converted the Church, or the Church converted the empire. Below are the … Continue reading

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Episode 43: The Theban Legion

Episode 43 treats the story of the Theban Legion (and it detractors). You can listen to the episode here. You can find O’Reilly’s book on the Theban Legion at Amazon.

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Novatian the Schismatic and the Trinity: Episode 40 has dropped.

This week’s episode is HERE. Novatian is generally known for his moral rigorism and the fact that he helped begin a schism that lasted several centuries, arising from said rigorism. Following the Decian persecution Novatian taught that those who denied … Continue reading

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Episode 39 has dropped, St. Hippolytus of Rome and the Trinitarian Controversy in Rome

This week’s episode can be found here. The passage I read at the berginning, St. Hippolytus of Rome on the Incarnation of the Son of God And if you please, we say that the Word was the first-born of God, … Continue reading

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Episode 38 Tradition, the Deposit of Faith, and the Development of Doctrine

Today on the podcast (you can find it right here) I give a brief introduction to a much larger question: whether doctrine has in any way been changed over the centuries? This question has been linked, and probably forever, with … Continue reading

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And now to Tertullian

Today we hit Tertullian and the Trinity. You can listen here. Tertullian is the first writer whom we know to use the word Trinity, though he uses it, and other vocabulary, as if he were saying nothing new, and were … Continue reading

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Triadology before Nicaea (Episodes 35 & 36 have dropped!!)

With all apologies gentle readers (and listeners), I was at the Touchstone Conference last week (which was absolutely fantastic) and so I couldn’t post. Nonetheless, you can find last week’s podcast on St. Justin the Philosopher (St. Justin the Martyr) … Continue reading

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