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3.1 Cities of God: Introduction to Series 3

By Mike Aquilina ( bio - articles - email ) | Apr 26, 2023 | In Way of the Fathers (Podcast)

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With this introductory episode we begin our exploration of the cities where the Fathers lived and taught. At first these were cities that raged against the Gospel and persecuted the Church. The Fathers brought them to faith. Each city was different from all the others—and each became more perfectly itself through its encounter with Jesus Christ. We can learn from the history.


Mike Aquilina’s 2023 pilgrimage to Rome

Fustel de Coulanges, The Ancient City

John Julius Norwich, Cities that Shaped the Ancient World

Rodney Stark, Cities of God: The Real Story of How Christianity Became an Urban Movement and Conquered Rome

Mike Aquilina’s website

Mike Aquilina’s books

Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of Corpus Christi Watershed

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Mike Aquilina is a popular author working in the area of Church history, especially patristics. He is executive vice-president and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a contributing editor of Angelus (magazine) and general editor of the Reclaiming Catholic History Series from Ave Maria Press. See full bio.

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