The Emergence of the Catholic Church
Lecture no. 27 from the course: The Foundations of Western Civilization
Taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Once Rome stopped persecuting its adherents, the new Christian faith spread through the Roman world in the form of a large, hierarchical organization. Still, achieving a "catholic" (i.e., universal) definition of key beliefs proved difficult.