Epic: The Early Church
explores the first 500 years of Church history; a time filled with heroic martyrs, brilliant philosophers, eloquent theologians, cunning emperors, and courageous saints. It is the story of our ancestors in the Faith; those who, building upon the foundation of Christ, helped to shape what was to become the single most influential institution the world has every seen.
In this study you will journey through the first three periods of Church history in our unique, color-coded learning system: The Mustard Seed (33-99 AD), Persecution (100-312 AD), and Conversion & Councils (313-499 AD).
In The Early Church you will:
Discover the major people, places, and events of the first 500 years of Church history.
Uncover the "backstory" of the persecutions under the Roman Empire.
-Discover the true story and significance of the first four Ecumenical Councils.
-Meet the Church Fathers and learn the vital roles they played in forming our understanding of the Faith.
-Learn how the heroic stories of the saints can challenge and affirm your own walk of faith.
-Recognize the early Christian Church as the Catholic Church.
...and much more!
In this ten-part DVD series, Steve Weidenkopf presents the remarkable story of the early Church, the first five hundred years of our Catholic history.
About the Actor
Steve Weidenkopf is a Lecturer of Church History at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of study guides on Pope Paul VI s encyclical, Humanae Vitae
and the Second Vatican Council s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church
). He has given numerous presentations and seminars on marriage, family life, human sexuality, Church History and theology.
Steve served as the Director of the Office of Marriage & Family Life for the Archdiocese of Denver (2001 2004) and as an advisor to Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. He was also an instructor for Our Lady of the New Advent Theological Institute - Catechetical School.
He has his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in International Relations from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y.
Steve is a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
Steve and his wife Kasey live in Northern Virginia with their children.