Ep. 17 - The Long, Strange Trip of Hippolytus of Rome

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By Thomas V. Mirus. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

He started as a papal critic, became history's first antipope, and today is honored — with the pope he rejected — as a saint whose feast day is universal. Go figure. Hippolytus of Rome is one of the great curiosities of early Christian history. In ancient times he was known for his encyclopedic books of theology, which became standard reference works in the centuries to follow. The Church revived his Mass prayers in the last century, and they're still in use today.

Links

The Refutation of All Heresies https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=1706

The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus: Part I.—exegetical https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=1728

The Extant Works and Fragments of Hippolytus: Part II.—dogmatical and Historical https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=1730

More works by the Fathers https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/

Mike Aquilina’s website https://fathersofthechurch.com

Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of http://www.ccwatershed.org.

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