Ep. 17 —The Long, Strange Trip of Hippolytus of Rome

By Mike Aquilina ( bio - articles - email ) | Jun 10, 2020 | In Way of the Fathers (Podcast)

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He started as a papal critic, became history’s first antipope, and today is honored—with the pope he rejected—as a saint whose feast day is universal. Go figure. Hippolytus of Rome is one of the great curiosities of early Christian history. In ancient times he was known for his encyclopedic books of theology, which became standard reference works in the centuries to follow. The Church revived his Mass prayers in the last century, and they’re still in use today.

Links

The Refutation of All Heresies
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=1706

The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus: Part I.—exegetical
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=1728

The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus: Part II.—dogmatical and Historical
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=1730

More works by the Fathers
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/

Mike Aquilina’s website
https://fathersofthechurch.com

Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of http://www.ccwatershed.org.

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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