Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Mike Aquilina about his book, The Apostles and Their Times to help Catholics better understand the roots of the Catholic Church and what early Christianity was really like.
Topics/Questions covered in the show:
- How can this book help us discover the truth about the apostles and apostolic fathers?
- What is the difference between an apostle and an apostolic father?
- What impact do the writings of the apostolic fathers have on the Catholic Church?
- How accepting were the Jewish and Roman people to the Gospel message? What was the spiritual climate like during the time of the apostles?
- Is the persecution Christians are encountering today in the Holy Land similar to that of the times of the apostles?
- What are the most common misconceptions about the early Church?
- What role does archeology play in helping us understand more about the apostles and the early Church?
- What should the reader come away with after reading this book?