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Brent Johnson: Church History Course 19 - St. Patrick

Summary: St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain, but at the age of 16 was taken to Ireland and put in slavery. He was put in charge of his master’s sheep and as he spent a lot of time away from family and friends he spent his time contemplating his sinfulness. God used this time of persecution and isolation to work in Patrick’s heart and mind and he gave his life to God. He wrote his Confessions as a guide for those who came after him and it is evidence of how much God had spoken to him. He returned to Britain and after a number of years returned to Ireland where he became the first missionary there and led many into conversion.

Talks on church history during the first few centuries after Christ. Find out about the canon, the creeds, and how the early fathers found biblical answers to heresy.

Accompanying notes for this, and other episodes can be found here.

Length: 51mins

Biblical Literacy is a class taught on Sunday mornings by W. Mark Lanier in Texas, US. Mark is a top 10 US trial attorney who also holds a B.A. in Biblical Languages from David Lipscomb University. He is both a committed student of Scripture and an excellent communicator of its truths. The Biblical Literacy class began in 2003 with a vision to complete an overview of the entire Bible and his since expanded to include other biblical and scholarly topics. The founding idea was to create a class that provided “core material” that would offer anyone, including a novice, a working familiarity with the Bible. For further information on the class, past series and W. Mark Lanier click here.

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Keywords:history, reformation, first century,