Catholic . . . Orthodox . . . Protestant. How did these splits occur within Christianity and what can be done to overcome them?
In this series, historical theologian Marcellino D’Ambrosio tells the story of the people, ideas, and events that led to the divisions that we live with everyday. It is not a simple story of good guys and bad guys, but a complex story of misunderstanding, passion for God, and human foibles with plenty of fault on all sides.
In talk 1, Dr. D’Ambrosio shows that the split between East and West, Orthodox and Catholic, was not the result of one crisis but of a long process of drifting apart that made mutual understanding and forgiveness difficult.
In talk 2, Dr. D’Ambrosio examines the state of the Church at the time of the Reformation. He exposes the abuses that provoked the Reformation and shows why what began as a movement of reform became a cause of fragmentation.
This series is not only fascinating, but hopeful – for it outlines what every Christian can do to contribute to healing and the restoration of unity.
This talk is also available for purchase on audio CD and audio Tape .