Early Christian Schisms – Extra History

Have you ever wondered why there a so many Cristian churches / groups today, considering that Christianity started as a united group 2000 years ago. How Christian scholars and bishops disagreed to strongly with each other about doctrine, that they tore the Church apart – again and again.
The most fundamental schisms (splits of the church) happened already in Roman times and shaped not only Christianity but also the Roman Empire.

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This Extra History series looks at the first substantial schisms.

Early Christian Schisms – Links to all Episodes

  1. Early Christian Schisms – I: Before Imperium
  2. Early Christian Schisms – II: The Woes of Constantine
    This episode includes a good explanation of the Trinity.
  3. Early Christian Schisms – III: The Council of Nicaea
  4. Early Christian Schisms – IV: Ephesus, the Robber Council, and Chalcedon
  5. Early Christian Schisms – Lies

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About Extra History

Extra History is a spin-off of Extra Credits a YouTube channel about game development. It features a unique and very pretty “hand drawn” visual style. The show is fully financed by crowd funding via Patreon.


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