159: The Apostles, Apostolic Succession, and the Early Church (w/ Rod Bennett)

159: The Apostles, Apostolic Succession, and the Early Church (w/ Rod Bennett) May 25, 2022

In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I’m joined once again by my good friend Catholic convert, author, and historian Rod Bennett to talk about the apostles, apostolic succession, and how the Early Church understood the role of these very first Christian leaders.

Rod always brings incredible insights into Early Christianity and this episode is no different. We dig deep into the historical understanding of the roles of the apostles, how this role was passed on, and how the Early Church grappled with filling the sandals of the leaders appointed by Christ when they died.

It’s a compelling conversation!

For more from Rod Bennett, check out his numerous previous appearances in the archives of the show including conversations about Catholic Witnesses to the Early Church (Episode 141) and Were the Early Christians Catholic? (Episode 089).

And check out These Twelve, Rod’s latest book from Catholic Answers Press.

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