Dr. James Papandrea returns to the show for a deep dive into Reading Scripture Like the Early Church: Seven Insights from the Church Fathers to help you understand the Bible.
We discuss what the early Church Fathers truly taught and believed about the Holy Scriptures, and how they read and understood the Word of God (hint: Tradition played a part in understanding Scripture even back then).
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Bio of this week’s Guest
Dr. James L. Papandrea is an award-winning author and Professor of Church History and Historical Theology, as well as the Theological Consultant for the EWTN Television series, The Heresies. His many books have been translated into multiple languages, and he has a significant presence online, including his YouTube series, The Original Church, and as the founder of The Original Church Community on Locals.com. Baptized Catholic, confirmed Lutheran, ordained Methodist, the Church fathers brought him back to the Catholic Church of his Italian heritage. Now a Catholic layperson and catechist, Jim has an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in the history and theology of the early Christian Church, with secondary concentrations in New Testament interpretation and the history of the Roman Empire. He has also studied Roman history at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. He is on the faculty at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and is recognized for his ecumenical work on behalf of the universal Church. He is a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, and was named a “Springtime Ambassador” by the Springtime of Faith Foundation, which is an organization facilitating ecumenical dialogue and Christian cooperation. Jim is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the Academy of Catholic Theology, the North American Patristics Society, and the Society of Biblical Literature.
Dr. James Papandrea returns to the show for a deep dive into Reading Scripture Like the Early Church: Seven insights from the Church Fathers to help you understand the Bible.