Catholic Heritage Show w/ Dr. Erik Estrada

Dr. Erik Estrada

A show devoted to exploring the Catholic heritage from antiquity to the present. In this show we examine the history of Catholic Christian doctrines, practices and morals. We look at Church teachings and Catholic culture as it has developed across the ages. Listeners are invited to send in questions directly to feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. they can also navigate to our website catholicheritageshow.com, where they can find show notes and the opportunity to provide feedback. or ask questions Thank you for taking the time to listen to our show. read less

The Claims to Inspiration and the Deuterocanonical Books - CHS 176
15-02-2021
The Claims to Inspiration and the Deuterocanonical Books - CHS 176
In this episode, we are continuing our discussion on Providence and the Protestant canon of Scripture. This week, we focus our attention on the criterion of the inspiration of Scripture as it applies to the Deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament.   To leave a comment or question about this show, please visit: https://catholicheritageshow.com/claims-to-inspiration-in-deuterocanonical-books-chs-176/ Or you can access the show via our free app on the iOS or Android stores.    Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome) To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode176 The Catholic Heritage Show is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS
Providence and the Protestant Canon of Scripture pt 1 - CHS 174
30-01-2021
Providence and the Protestant Canon of Scripture pt 1 - CHS 174
0174 - Providence and the Protestant Canon of Scripture pt 1   What is the relationship between Providence and the Canon? In today’s episode, I talk about recent arguments in favor of the idea that God positively willed Christians to accept the 66-book Protestant canon of Scripture. This question came up in a recent video I was watching where two Protestant scholars were discussing various views about the canon within the Christian world.   These claims about divine Providence and the Protestant canon of Scripture harkened back to a statement I read in a popular systematic theology penned some time ago. Therein a popular Baptist scholar argued that all Protestant Christians should have confidence in their 66-book canon of Scripture for a variety of theological, historical and experiential reasons.   In this episode, I briefly address the various reasons forwarded in favor of the idea that God positively willed Christians to accept the 66-book Protestant canon of Scripture. Therein, I devote the majority of my attention to addressing the question of the historicity of the 66-book Protestant canon. I briefly discuss the acceptance of a Jewish listing of the Old Testament book in the fourth century by Christian leaders in the Roman East. The use of these leaders as a testimony to the Protestant canon, I argue, is problematic because their theory differs radically from their actual practice. On the one hand, these fourth-century leaders did indeed provide a list of scriptural books that came very close to purported Jewish canons of the period. But on the other hand, in their actual practice these fourth-century Christian leaders quoted from the Deuterocanonical books as scriptural, even though they did not include these books on their formal canonical lists.   In the end, we conclude that it is of utmost necessity for Christians to rely primarily on the authority the historical church of early Christianity and the Middle Ages in order to determine with certainty what exactly the canon of Scripture is. Criteria such as Providence, I argue, cannot be used as a reliable guide to determine that identity of the canonical books.   To forward this argument, I note, among other things, many Christians of the early church and Middle Ages did in fact regard books rejected from the 66-book Protestant canon not only as scriptural but even as canonical. In view of this complex history of the reception of the books of Scripture, the Providence criterion makes it virtually impossible to determine with certainty which books ought to be included in the canon of Scripture accepted by Christians.   Join us today as we talk about the question of Providence and the canon of Scripture. To access the show, download our free app on the iOS or Android stores. I look forward to hearing back from our audience.   Sincerely, Dr. Estrada   P.S., if you have  a second, I would greatly appreciate a review on iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) or Stitcher   How to Connect with Us Comment on the show below Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)     To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode174 The Catholic Heritage Show is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/
What Does the Term Deuterocanonical Mean? - CHs 173
18-01-2021
What Does the Term Deuterocanonical Mean? - CHs 173
173: What Does the Term Deuterocanonical Mean? - CHS 173   There is some confusion today in certain Protestant circles as to what exactly the term “deuterocanonical” (i.e., pertaining to the second canon) means to Catholics. This question came up in a recently video I was watching where two Protestant scholars were discussing various views about the canon within the Christian world.   One of the Protestant scholars stated that Catholicism relegates the deuterocanonical books (i.e., 7 books accepted by Catholics among the canonical books not—i.e., 1-2 Maccabees, Judith, Tobit etc.) to a second class. The scholar asked whether Catholics believed that the deuterocanonical books were produced as a result of a second level of inspiration of sorts.   In this episode we briefly discuss what the term originally meant when it was coined by the sixteenth-century biblical scholar Sisto di Siena OP and why that meaning is still important for Catholics today.   We also discuss how Catholic ecumenical councils such as Trent, Vatican I and Vatican II have understood the inspiration and authority of the deuterocanonical books. We note that each of these councils did not demean the inspiration or authority of the deuterocanonical books but rather regardem them as possessing equal authority with the proto-canonical books (n.b., more on that term in the episode).   In the end, we conclude that it is of utmost importance for Catholics to know their history. History is often the key to answering such objections. Oftentimes, claims such as the ones noted above go unchallenged because the records of Catholic tradition are not well known.   Careful attention to the history, however, can better help Catholic Christians engage in dialogue with other members of Christian communities. With historical records better known, we can all get a better sense of why such terms as “deuterocanonical” were coined in the first place and what they have meant to Catholics since.   Join us today as we talk about the of the history of the term “deuterocanonical.” To access the show, download our free app on the iOS or Android stores. I look forward to hearing back from our audience.   Sincerely, Dr. Estrada   P.S., if you have  a second, I would greatly appreciate a review on iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) or Stitcher   How to Connect with Us Comment on the show below Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)     To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode173 The Catholic Heritage Show is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/
The Council of Rome (382) and the Canon of Scripture - CHS 172
11-01-2021
The Council of Rome (382) and the Canon of Scripture - CHS 172
172: The Council of Rome (382) and the Canon of Scripture   Was the Council of Rome the first local council to produce a listing of canonical books? In this episode we briefly discuss this question of the Council of Rome’s role in the production of the canonical list.   In various histories of the canon and the translations of ancient Church documents, the Council of Rome has at times been identified as one of the first local councils to ever produce a listing of canonical books. This council was said to have been gathered under the leadership of Pope Damasus (r. 366-384).   But did Pope Damasus and the Council of Rome (382) really issue the first authoritative list of canonical books? In this episode we address this historical question by looking at the evidence of the manuscripts and the testimonies of late fourth and early fifth-century Catholic authors.   Although we do not believe that the evidence supports the idea that the Council of Rome was the first local council to produce a list of canonical books, we reiterate our long-standing argument that the history surrounding this council and others like it points to much larger considerations of the Church authority in creating the canon of Scripture. We argue in the end that the vaious other local councils which took place at the close of the fourth and the early decades of the fifth reflect an acute awareness among Catholic bishops of that period that the decisions of key bishops were indeed necessary to establish the precise nature of the canon of Scripture.   Join us today as we talk about the history surrounding the Council of Rome (382) and the creation of the authoritative list of Scriptures. To access the show, download our free app on the iOS or Android stores. I look forward to hearing back from our audience.   Sincerely, Dr. Estrada   P.S., if you have  a second, I would greatly appreciate a review on iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) or Stitcher   How to Connect with Us Comment on the show below Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)     To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode172 The Catholic Heritage Show is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/
Canon Law and the Canon of Scripture in Early Christianity - CHS 171
29-11-2020
Canon Law and the Canon of Scripture in Early Christianity - CHS 171
Over a decade ago, a prominent Evangelical Protestant church historian set forth the claim that early Christian councils such as the ones that met Hippo (393), Carthage (397) and elsewhere merely recognized the canon of Scripture. They did not bestow authority, these scholars claim, on the books which are now part of the Bible. Instead, their decision to canonize the Scriptures reflected their larger desire to submit themselves to the authority of Scripture.  Their act of canonizing, this scholar argued, reflected their belief in sola scriptura, that is, that Scripture by itself defines the church’s doctrines and morals.   Are these claims true? Did the early councils merely recognize a certain number of books as belonging to the authoritative list of books that now constitute the Scriptures? And, did their canonizing of the Scriptures reflect their belief that their own ecclesial decisions, religious teaching and that of the church as a whole was subject to error?   In this episode I take a second to evaluate this claim about the authority which early councils attributed to their decisions in light of the primary sources. More specifically, we look at the records preserved of the local Council of Laodicea (363). Laodicea, I argue, presents a very different picture of the early councils’ exercise of authority than one given by certain evangelical Protestant church historians. In this council, I believe, one sees a picture of bishops from Asia minor rendering an authoritative declaration on what they believed to be the true list of scriptural books.   Join us today as we talk about the early councils and their perception of their own authority in relation to the authority of the Scriptures. To access the show, download our free app on the iOS or Android stores. I look forward to hearing back from our audience.   P.S., if you have  a second, I would greatly appreciate a review on iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) or Stitcher The Catholic Heritage Show is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/
What Was Augustine's Influence over the Canon in N. Africa? - CHS 170
07-09-2020
What Was Augustine's Influence over the Canon in N. Africa? - CHS 170
Several decades ago, a prominent Evangelical Protestant scholar set forth the claim that Augustine dominated the Councils of Hippo (393) and Carthage (397). For this reason, the scholar argued, one should not regard the decisions reached by these two councils as truly representative of the North African church.   The scholar made this claim in order to diminish the weight of Catholic appeals to these councils in order to demonstrate the canonicity of the Deuterocanonical books. These two councils have been famous in Catholic circles because they formulated lists of the canonical scriptures that are virtually identical to the ones canonized by the Catholic Church at the Council of Trent.   Since the sixteenth century, Catholics have appealed to the witness of the councils of Hippo and Carthage with regard to the inclusion of the Deuterocanonical books. By reframing the true source of this council’s decisions, this scholar would like to challenge the authority Catholics have allocated to these two North African councils.   Is it indeed the case that Augustine dominated these two councils? And, is it the case that these two councils were mostly an expression of his thought?   Join us today as we talk about this historical claim concerning Augustine’s role at these two important councils. To access the show, download our free app on the iOS or Android stores. I look forward to hearing back from our audience. To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode170 The Catholic Heritage Show is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/ To place your name on the waiting list for our future learning site, please navigate to: https://catholicheritage.institute/   Follow the Catholic Heritage Show on Social Media:   The Main Catholic Heritage Website: https://catholicheritage.co The Show’s Website: https://catholicheritageshow.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholic.heritage.show/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Catholic-Heritage-Show-202869793834233/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cathheritagshow YouTube Channel   Review our Podcast iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) and Stitcher   How to Connect with Us Comment on the show below Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)
Early Christian Structures of Authority and the Closing of the Canon of Scripture - CHS 169
20-08-2020
Early Christian Structures of Authority and the Closing of the Canon of Scripture - CHS 169
Why did it take so long for the early Christians to produce the canon of Scripture? In this episode, we continue our discussion about this objection to Christian truth claims.   Some critics of Christianity have raised the objection that because it took early Christians so long to create a canon of Scripture, rational people should not pay any attention to Christian truth claims. Since Christians were unable to decide from themselves what exactly the Scriptures were for so long, these critics reason, why should anyone bother to give Christian truth claims any attention?   In this episode, I explain why this type of objection is not applicable to Catholic Christianity. Catholicism does not accept the Protestant teaching of sola scriptura (i.e., scripture alone) as the sole infallible authority for determining what the Church believes (faith) and how the Church behaves (morals).   Instead, we explore some of the early structures of authority within early Christianity. From the authority of the liturgy to living voice of the magisterium, we discuss the various means early Christians used to address the life questions.   Please join me this week as we discuss the relationship between the history of the canon and the various structures of authority within the church.   To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode169 The Catholic Heritage is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/ To place your name on the waiting list for our future learning site, please navigate to: https://catholicheritage.institute/   Follow the Catholic Heritage Show on Social Media:   The Main Catholic Heritage Website: https://catholicheritage.co The Show’s Website: https://catholicheritageshow.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholic.heritage.show/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Catholic-Heritage-Show-202869793834233/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cathheritagshow YouTube Channel   Review our Podcast iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) and Stitcher   How to Connect with Us Comment on the show below Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)   YouTube   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Old Age of a Book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuYpa_DOkg   What is the Canon of Scripture - Canon is a List of Books -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV9Uc26oPZM   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Apostolic Origin of a Book - https://youtu.be/2EARsghZhK8   Criteria for NT Canon Point to Church Authority - https://youtu.be/OYSAemeIiNY   Criteria for Determining New Testament Canon Used by Early Church - https://youtu.be/jSI9jponGUk   Why is the Canon of Scripture Important? - https://youtu.be/xGhDSpSvnkw
Why Did It Take so Long to Create the Canon of Scripture? - CHS 168
12-08-2020
Why Did It Take so Long to Create the Canon of Scripture? - CHS 168
A common objection to the validity of Christian truth claims is that it took a rather long time to create the canon of Scripture (i.e., the authoritative list of books to be read in the Churches).   In this episode, we briefly review the practical and unseen factors that were behind the creation of this authoritative list. We discuss such basic aspects as the price of manuscripts, the difficulty of obtaining writing materials and the need for intra-church communication—factors that are often left unconsidered by those who quickly dismiss Christian truth claims because it took the Church a long time to create this list.   Early Christian communities faced many challenges beyond the task of determining which books ought to be included in its authoritative list. From answering claims about the Church’s relationship to Judaism in the Church’s conflict with Marcionism to defining the Church’s relationship to the state, early Christian leaders had to figure out answers to these questions in ways that would satisfy their audiences. In the midst of these pressing concerns, the resolution of the canon had to wait.   In addition to these pressing tasks, to name just a few, resolving the question of the canon of Scripture was an enormous undertaking. The task involved nothing short of creating an authoritative list from dozens of books written over hundreds of years in different languages. The leaders of the Church had to evaluate the contents of these documents, the contents of which have continued to exercise the minds of scholars to this day.   Join us this week as we review some of the major challenges that faced the church in compiling this list that we now call the canon of Scripture. To access the show, navigate to your podcast player of choice or download our free app on the iOS or Android stores.   To access the show, navigate to your podcast player of choice or our free app on the iOS or Android stores. To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode168 The Catholic Heritage is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/ To place your name on the waiting list for our future learning site, please navigate to: https://catholicheritage.institute/   Follow the Catholic Heritage Show on Social Media:   The Main Catholic Heritage Website: https://catholicheritage.co The Show’s Website: https://catholicheritageshow.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholic.heritage.show/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Catholic-Heritage-Show-202869793834233/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cathheritagshow YouTube Channel   Review our Podcast iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) and Stitcher   How to Connect with Us Comment on the show below Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)   YouTube   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Old Age of a Book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuYpa_DOkg   What is the Canon of Scripture - Canon is a List of Books -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV9Uc26oPZM   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Apostolic Origin of a Book - https://youtu.be/2EARsghZhK8   Criteria for NT Canon Point to Church Authority - https://youtu.be/OYSAemeIiNY   Criteria for Determining New Testament Canon Used by Early Church - https://youtu.be/jSI9jponGUk   Why is the Canon of Scripture Important? - https://youtu.be/xGhDSpSvnkw
What Does the History of the Canon of Scripture Teach Us about Evaluating Competing Christian Truth Claims? – CHS 167
04-08-2020
What Does the History of the Canon of Scripture Teach Us about Evaluating Competing Christian Truth Claims? – CHS 167
What does the history of the canon of Scripture teach us about discerning Christian truth claims? In this episode, I approach this question by making the general argument that Scripture by itself (sola scriptura) is incapable of establishing the nature of the canon of Scripture (i.e., the list of scriptural books). I briefly review some of the basic differences in the ways Protestant and Catholic Christians approach the question of how a Christian knows for certain which books belong to the canon of Scripture. I note that generally speaking Protestant Christians rely heavily on a certain number of criteria for determining the canon. Catholics, however, look not only to many of these same criteria but also to the Church’s authority and tradition. In this episode, we argue that Christians need the Church’s tradition and, ultimately, the Church’s authority to determine which books are indeed part of the authoritative list of scriptural books. Apart from the Church’s authority and the Church’s tradition, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to gain certainty on the nature of the canon of Scripture. Join us this week as we discuss the relationship between the canon of Scripture and one’s ability to discern competing Christian truth claims. To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode167 The Catholic Heritage is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/ To place your name on the waiting list for our future learning site, please navigate to: https://catholicheritage.institute/   Follow the Catholic Heritage Show on Social Media:   The Main Catholic Heritage Website: https://catholicheritage.co The Show’s Website: https://catholicheritageshow.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholic.heritage.show/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Catholic-Heritage-Show-202869793834233/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cathheritagshow YouTube Channel   Review our Podcast iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) and Stitcher   How to Connect with Us Comment on the show below Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)   YouTube   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Old Age of a Book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuYpa_DOkg   What is the Canon of Scripture - Canon is a List of Books -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV9Uc26oPZM   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Apostolic Origin of a Book - https://youtu.be/2EARsghZhK8   Criteria for NT Canon Point to Church Authority - https://youtu.be/OYSAemeIiNY   Criteria for Determining New Testament Canon Used by Early Church - https://youtu.be/jSI9jponGUk   Why is the Canon of Scripture Important? - https://youtu.be/xGhDSpSvnkw
Why Is Tradition Central to Catholic Thinking? – CHS 166
28-07-2020
Why Is Tradition Central to Catholic Thinking? – CHS 166
Tradition plays a key role in Catholic thinking. Why is this so? In this podcast episode, we briefly discuss the relationship between tradition and our knowledge of the Bible’s contents. I talk a little bit about how tradition played a key role in leading the church’s leaders to include certain books on the list of authoritative books to be read on liturgy. We note that most of the Gospels do not contain autobiographical information on the part of the author, explicitly indicating their connection to apostolic sources. The absence of such information is critical because, without it, another source is needed for confirming the apostolic origins of these statements about the life and ministry of Jesus. In other words, we need tradition in order to know which Gospels indeed emerged from apostolic origins. Join us this week as we talk about the place of tradition in our thinking as Catholic Christians.   To access the show, navigate to your podcast player of choice or our free app on the iOS or Android stores. To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode165 The Catholic Heritage is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/ To place your name on the waiting list for our future learning site, please navigate to: https://catholicheritage.institute/   Follow the Catholic Heritage Show on Social Media:   The Main Catholic Heritage Website: https://catholicheritage.co The Show’s Website: https://catholicheritageshow.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholic.heritage.show/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Catholic-Heritage-Show-202869793834233/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cathheritagshow YouTube Channel   Review our Podcast iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) and Stitcher   How to Connect with Us Comment on the show below Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)   YouTube   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Old Age of a Book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuYpa_DOkg   What is the Canon of Scripture - Canon is a List of Books -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV9Uc26oPZM   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Apostolic Origin of a Book - https://youtu.be/2EARsghZhK8   Criteria for NT Canon Point to Church Authority - https://youtu.be/OYSAemeIiNY   Criteria for Determining New Testament Canon Used by Early Church - https://youtu.be/jSI9jponGUk   Why is the Canon of Scripture Important? - https://youtu.be/xGhDSpSvnkw
Why Do Catholics Believe in the Church’s Authority? - CHS 165
21-07-2020
Why Do Catholics Believe in the Church’s Authority? - CHS 165
What are some of the major differences in the ways Catholics, Protestants and secular humanists approach the life questions? In this episode we talk about the central role of the authority of the Church, tradition, Scripture and reason within Catholic approaches to these critical questions. We briefly compare and contrast this model of authority with the ones proposed by the Protestant and secular humanist worlds. Join us this week as we discuss some critical differences between Catholic, Protestant and secular conceptions of religious authority. To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode165 The Catholic Heritage is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/ To place your name on the waiting list for our future learning site, please navigate to: https://catholicheritage.institute/   Follow the Catholic Heritage Show on Social Media:   The Main Catholic Heritage Website: https://catholicheritage.co The Show’s Website: https://catholicheritageshow.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholic.heritage.show/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Catholic-Heritage-Show-202869793834233/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cathheritagshow YouTube Channel   Review our Podcast iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) and Stitcher   How to Connect with Us Comment on the show below Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)   YouTube   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Old Age of a Book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuYpa_DOkg   What is the Canon of Scripture - Canon is a List of Books -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV9Uc26oPZM   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Apostolic Origin of a Book - https://youtu.be/2EARsghZhK8   Criteria for NT Canon Point to Church Authority - https://youtu.be/OYSAemeIiNY   Criteria for Determining New Testament Canon Used by Early Church - https://youtu.be/jSI9jponGUk   Why is the Canon of Scripture Important? - https://youtu.be/xGhDSpSvnkw
When did Augustine Think the Canon of Scripture Was Closed? - Canon of Scripture - CHS 164
12-07-2020
When did Augustine Think the Canon of Scripture Was Closed? - Canon of Scripture - CHS 164
Augustine had some very important things to say about the canon of Scripture. This week we look at his statements to the Roman Catholic Christian Laurentius in his attempt to justify his appeal to the Letter to the Hebrews. In this brief episode we talk about the role that the authority the church fathers played in Augustine’s determination of the Scriptures. We note that this appeal to the authority the fathers is significant because of the frequently invoked theory by a good number of Protestant scholars concerning the early formation of the canon. In this episode, we take a critical look at this theory and ask: when was the letter to the Hebrews considered part of the canon of Scripture? In asking this question, we look at the broader implications of the later inclusion of the so-called Catholic Epistles into the canon of Scripture. Join us this week as we discuss Augustine’s thoughts on when the Catholic Epistles were included into the canon of Scripture.   To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode164 The Catholic Heritage is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/ To place your name on the waiting list for our future learning site, please navigate to: https://catholicheritage.institute/   Follow the Catholic Heritage Show on Social Media:   The Main Catholic Heritage Website: https://catholicheritage.co The Show’s Website: https://catholicheritageshow.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholic.heritage.show/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Catholic-Heritage-Show-202869793834233/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cathheritagshow YouTube Channel   Review our Podcast iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) and Stitcher   How to Connect with Us Comment on the show below Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)   YouTube   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Old Age of a Book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuYpa_DOkg   What is the Canon of Scripture - Canon is a List of Books -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV9Uc26oPZM   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Apostolic Origin of a Book - https://youtu.be/2EARsghZhK8   Criteria for NT Canon Point to Church Authority - https://youtu.be/OYSAemeIiNY   Criteria for Determining New Testament Canon Used by Early Church - https://youtu.be/jSI9jponGUk   Why is the Canon of Scripture Important? - https://youtu.be/xGhDSpSvnkw
What Was the Catechetical School of Alexandria? - Second Century Christianity Series - CHS 163
06-07-2020
What Was the Catechetical School of Alexandria? - Second Century Christianity Series - CHS 163
By the mid-second century, pagans were leveling many accusations concerning Christianity. In addition to the outlandish claims of cannibalism, certain pagans had begun to allege that Jews and Christians were unable to provide any reasons for what they believed about Moses and Christ. In response to the accusation that Christianity was hostile toward reason, the Catechetical School of Alexandria was formed. In today’s episode we talk a little bit about the early founders and teachers of the school, noting their objectives, writings and cultural achievements. Join us today as we continue our discussion about second-century Christianity.   To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode163 The Catholic Heritage is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/ To place your name on the waiting list for our future learning site, please navigate to: https://catholicheritage.institute/   Follow the Catholic Heritage Show on Social Media:   The Main Catholic Heritage Website: https://catholicheritage.co The Show’s Website: https://catholicheritageshow.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholic.heritage.show/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Catholic-Heritage-Show-202869793834233/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cathheritagshow YouTube Channel   Review our Podcast iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) and Stitcher   How to Connect with Us Comment on the show below Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)   YouTube   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Old Age of a Book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuYpa_DOkg   What is the Canon of Scripture - Canon is a List of Books -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV9Uc26oPZM   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Apostolic Origin of a Book - https://youtu.be/2EARsghZhK8   Criteria for NT Canon Point to Church Authority - https://youtu.be/OYSAemeIiNY   Criteria for Determining New Testament Canon Used by Early Church - https://youtu.be/jSI9jponGUk   Why is the Canon of Scripture Important? - https://youtu.be/xGhDSpSvnkw
What is a Variant Reading of the Biblical Text? - CHS 162
30-06-2020
What is a Variant Reading of the Biblical Text? - CHS 162
To comment on this show or provide feedback, please navigate to https://catholicheritageshow.com/episode162 The Catholic Heritage is devoted to helping Catholic Christians better understand the history, teachings and culture of their Catholic faith so that they can better love and serve Christ, the Church and their neighbors. Dr. Erik Estrada is a Catholic scholar who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in the history of Christianity and historical theology. He also completed a licentiate (S.T.L) in theology and patristic science at the Augustinianum Patristic Institute in Rome and a S.T.B. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. If you would like to provide feedback to the show, of if you have any inquiries, you can contact him at feedback@catholicheritageshow.com. iOS or Android App of the CH Show iOS App of CHS Android App of CHS Newsletter Sign-up for the CH Show To sign up for our podcast’s community newsletter, please navigate to: https://catholicheritageshow.com/podcastnewsletter/ To place your name on the waiting list for our future learning site, please navigate to: https://catholicheritage.institute/   Follow the Catholic Heritage Show on Social Media:   The Main Catholic Heritage Website: https://catholicheritage.co The Show’s Website: https://catholicheritageshow.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catholic.heritage.show/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Catholic-Heritage-Show-202869793834233/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cathheritagshow YouTube Channel   Review our Podcast iTunes (click iTunes > Ratings and Reviews > Write a Review) and Stitcher   How to Connect with Us Comment on the show below Ask a Question via Speakpipe Email via Contact Form in the Footer of the Site (audio files welcome)   YouTube   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Old Age of a Book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IuYpa_DOkg   What is the Canon of Scripture - Canon is a List of Books -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV9Uc26oPZM   How Were the New Testament Books Chosen? Apostolic Origin of a Book - https://youtu.be/2EARsghZhK8   Criteria for NT Canon Point to Church Authority - https://youtu.be/OYSAemeIiNY   Criteria for Determining New Testament Canon Used by Early Church - https://youtu.be/jSI9jponGUk   Why is the Canon of Scripture Important? - https://youtu.be/xGhDSpSvnkw