My name is Darrick Taylor. I am the founder and proprietor of Controversies in Church History. In my day job, I teach Humanities at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, and write essays for Catholic periodicals such as Crisis Magazine, OnePeterFive and Inside the Vatican.
Controversies in Church History is a podcast that takes an in depth look at difficult, even disturbing, issues in the history of the Catholic Church. My perspective is unique, in that I am traditional Catholic, yet trained as a secular historian. I am an adult convert to the Catholic Church, baptized while in graduate school where I earned a Master’s and doctoral degrees in history from secular universities (my specialization is Early Modern England).
I believe everything the Catholic Church teaches. However, episodes of my show are detailed, objective in tone and presentation, so that Christians of other denominations (or people of no faith at all) may find something of value in them as well.
Thank you for your interest in Controversies in Church History.
Why History Matters
I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’ – though it contains…some samples or glimpses of final victory.-J.R.R. Tolkien
A people that no longer remembers has lost its history and its soul.-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Christian view of history is a vision of history sub specie aeternitatis, an interpretation of time in terms of eternity and of human events in the light of divine revelation-Christopher Dawson