Fr. Josiah Trenham
An examination of the major heresies of the first four centuries of Christian history, explaining the mind of the Church about the errors of each heresy, commenting upon how each heresy survives in some form today, and articulating the true faith in contrast. As the Christian faith is the greatest good on the earth, so heresy is the greatest evil in the world leading to the everlasting ruin of human persons. As the Christian faith enlightens mankind through the preaching of the Gospel, the true faith at the same time exposes error and heresy, castigating it as such in order to protect the faithful from harm and recalling those who have sadly embraced the doctrines of demons.
Lecture 1: Heresy according to the Scriptures and the Church Fathers
Lecture 2: Early Judaizing and Gnostic Heresies
Lecture 3: The Heresy of Arianism
Lecture 4: The Heresy of Donatism
Lecture 5: The Heresy of Pelagianism
Lecture 6: The Heresy of Manicheanism
Lecture 7: The Heresy of Jovianism & Heresies concerning Marriage and Virginity
FATHER JOSIAH TRENHAM is a native Southern Californian. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Ca. since 1998. Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children.