In Lecture 2 Fr. John F. Hinnebusch, O.P. speaks about the ideals of the early Church, persecutions under Diocletian, the edict of Milan, the sources for early Christian history, and the origins and development of semi-eremitical, eremitical, cenobitical, and monastic life in the Church.
Lectures in Dominican history given in 1986 to Dominican friars of the Province of St. Joseph by Fr. John Frederick Hinnebusch, O.P. of the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C. Lecture 2 of 25. Audio, 62 min.