Host Tim Moriarity looks at the origins of Gnosticism, an ancient sect that believed in a hidden God, that material existence was inherently evil, and that Jesus wasn't both God and man.
EP. 2- ARIANISM
We examine a 4th century heresy which rejected the Divinity of Jesus Christ. Arianism emerged from the teachings of Arius, an Egyptian priest who denied there were three distinct divine Persons in the Holy Trinity.
EP. 3- PELAGIANISM
Pelagianism was a heresy developed by a 4th century Celtic monk, which denied the necessity of God’s grace. In its teachings, Jesus is no longer our redeemer so much as simply a helpful model of living a holy life.
EP. 4- NESTORIANISM
Nestorianism denied the traditional doctrine of the union of human and divine natures in the person of Jesus. This 5th century heresy claimed that Mary was the mother of Christ’s human nature, but not the mother of God.
EP. 5- ALBIGENSIANISM
The Albingensians, also known as the Cathars, flourished in southern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. This neo-Gnostic sect engaged in extreme ascetic practices and denied the validity of the sacraments.
EP. 6- JANSENISM
While not a heretic himself, Cornelius Otto Jansen’s followers denied the necessity of free will in receiving God’s grace. Jansenists believed God actively bestows grace on some while actively withholding it from others.
EP. 7- MODERNISM I
Pope Pius X called it the “synthesis of all heresies.” We’ll trace the roots of the heresy of Modernism through an exploration of the radical ideas that emerged out of the Protestant Reformation and Enlightenment.
EP. 8- MODERNISM II
As the Modern era began to influence Catholic theology, popes in the 19th and 20th centuries responded boldly with encyclicals, decries and ecumenical councils. We examine the continuing threat of Modernist ideas today.