Join us Friday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. when Rev. Marcelo Souza begins a new Academy series entitled: Ancient Church History, An Overview. Rev. Souza’s first lecture is: “Introduction, socio-political context of the primitive church, church organization”
This class will cover early church history from the birth of the church to the first seven ecumenical councils. Our study will investigate both ecclesiastical history and historical theology. Some of the questions that will be addressed include: How did doctrine develop? What issues did each ecumenical council address? How does the theology of the early Church affect us today? What heresies keep reappearing? What do we learn from the past so we don’t repeat the same mistakes in the future?
Rev. Souza is the associate pastor of Christ Reformed Church. He is a graduate of Biola University (B.A.), Westmister Seminary California (M.Div.), and is in the Ph.D. program at the Claremont Graduate University.
The textbooks for this series are: Early Christian Doctrines: Revised Edition by J. N. D. Kelly and The Early Church by Henry Chadwick