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Mazza's Letter to the Ephesians

EPHESUS: From Mother Goddess to God's Mother. Capital of Roman Asia, Ephesus was one of their largest cities & home to one of the 7 Wonders of the World, the Great Temple of the Goddess Artemis. (Only a single column remains of what would have dwarfed the Parthenon.) Artemis, or "Diana," was a mother-goddess bringing fertility and prosperity to this once ancient port-city. Tourists can still buy silver statuettes of the many-breasted diva. St Paul preached monotheism in the city and his followers were dragged in a riot to the ancient amphitheatre, seating a max of 24,000, one can still rest in its bleachers-and test its acoustics. St. John is said to have built a house here for Mary, the Mother of Jesus, & the reconstruction is visited by millions of Christians (& Muslims). In 431, the Council of Christian bishops met in the city declaring her "Mother of God."

Posted by Edmund Mazza on Monday, August 24, 2009


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Happy to report that Mazza history classes will be recorded and available to view outside of actual class time!

If you’d be interested in Live (and recorded) Online Church History & World History courses with Dr. Ed, please enroll by selecting one of the enrollment buttons below.  We will tentatively start Church History on Tues Jan 12th at 6 pm PST (and finish on Tues April 13th). Content: Ages 13 and up.

Classes will tentatively run approximately 70-80 minutes. Q&A will follow for 10 minutes or more for those who can stay. I will suggest readings. No tests. No pressure. Tentative schedule below:

We will tentatively start World History on Wed Jan 13th at 6pm PDT (and finish on Wed April 14th). Classes will run approximately 70-80 minutes. Tentative schedule/topics below:

Church History: St. Francis (AD 1217) to Our Lady of Fatima (AD 1917)

1/12/21                St. Francis & St. Clare of Assisi, Dante

1/19/21                Trial of Templars, Avignon Papacy, St. Catherine of Siena

1/26/21                Multiple “Popes,” Jan Huss, Borgia Pope Alexander VI

2/2/21                  Martin Luther’s “Reformation”

2/9/21                  Zwingli, Calvin, Anabaptist “Reformers”

2/16/21                St. Ignatius of Loyola & St. Teresa of Avila

2/23/21               Council of Trent & Battle of Lepanto

3/2/21                  Spanish Inquisition, Jesuit Missions

3/9/21                  Wars of Religion & Politics

3/16/21                 St. Margaret Mary & Sacred Heart vs Jansenist France

3/23/21                19th Century Popes: Church & State

3/30/21                Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, La Salette, Lourdes

4/6/21                   Russian Revolution

4/13/21                 Our Lady of Fatima

World History: Black Death (1300s) to World War I (1900s)

1/13/21                Late Middle Ages: Black Death, Ockham, Marsilius of Padua

1/20/21                Late Middle Ages: St. Joan of Arc, Ottoman Turks, Isabella of Castille

1/27/21                Renaissance: Medici Florence, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Botticelli & Savonarola

2/3/21                  Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael

2/10/21                New World: Columbus, Aztecs & Our Lady of Guadalupe

2/17/21                Reformation: Henry VIII, St. Thomas More, Elizabeth I

2/24/21               Counter Reformation: St. Francis Xavier, India & Japan

3/3/21                  Baroque: St. Robert Bellarmine, Galileo, Bernini

3/10/21                Enlightenment: Descartes, Locke, Jefferson

3/17/21                French Revolution & Napoleon

3/24/21               Industrial Revolution

3/31/21                Marxism & Darwinism

4/7/21                  Nationalism & Colonialism

4/14/21                World War I

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