On February 12, the Institute of Catholic Culture and its Director, Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo, proudly welcome Christopher Check, Executive Vice President of the Rockford Institute in Illinois to address one of the most troubling issues of the early church: heresies.
At the beginning of the third century, Constantine the Great consolidated power and began his reign over the Roman Empire. As the first Christian emperor, he declared freedom for Christianity and eventually made it the official religion of his empire. With this new freedom, however, came new challenges to the Faith and questions about the identity of Jesus Christ. Arius, a priest in Alexandria, Egypt began to teach a strange doctrine, claiming that Jesus was only a man and not divine. And while Arius gained many followers, one man stood up to this latest heresy, Athanasius the Great.
Christopher Check, holds a degree in English Literature from Rice University. His writings have appeared in, among others, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, This Rock, Touchstone, The Wanderer, and the Chicago Tribune. He has addressed audiences at the University of London, the Pontifical Augustinian University in Rome, the Serbian Writers Union in Belgrade, the National Press Club, CatholicAnswers, the American Chesterton Society, Legatus, and Ave Maria University
Join Christopher Check and the Institute of Catholic Culture at 7:30 p.m. for this talk, held at St. Thomas a Becket Catholic Church, 1421 Wiehle Ave., Reston, Virginia.
All are welcome, including heretics. (Just kidding about the heretic part, wanted to see if you were paying attention.)
No reservations required. Free admission. For more information, please visit www.InstituteofCatholicCulture.org or call 540-635-7155.