The first centuries of the life of the Church laid the groundwork on which Christian identity was built. The zeal, accomplishments, struggles and, above all, faith of the early Christians gave the early Church the impetus it needed to grow and spread throughout the known world. What inspired the early Christians to persist with their faith, often in the face of the hostility and persecution of the Roman Empire? This talk will focus on the Jewish roots of Christianity, the creation of the first “house churches” and those seminal works the Fathers of the Church that shaped Christian identity and thought. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge
Marco is the Director of the Centre for Faith Enrichment and a Lecturer in Church History and Theology at the University of Notre Dame Australia. A former Journalist for The eRecord, Marco is committed to offering people an educational experience that draws on the richness of the Catholic tradition. He is married with 3 young boys and lives in Perth.