The Catholic Witness of the Fathers in Christianity's First Two Centuries
When it comes to the history of Christianity, the Catholic Church makes a bold claim: that the earliest Christians were Catholics, and that their beliefs and practices have been carried on unbroken all the way to the present-day Church. But the Last Supper was a long time ago, and Protestants have been attacking Catholic claims about Christianity's historic origins, traditions, and practices for hundreds of years. They would rather believe that the earliest, "purest" Church shared far more in common with their own congregations and doctrines.
So, how can you be sure the Catholic Church has it right?
Joe Heschmeyer, who deftly joins the Catholic past and present in The Early Church Was the Catholic Church, will provide your answer. Heschmeyer delves deep into the words and actions of those who lived right after the apostles to refute anti-Catholic claims of how the Faith was practiced "back then," focusing on the first two centuries (before any Roman "apostasy" is said to have occurred) and bedrock principles of Christian belief, authority, and worship.
Paperback, 240 pages