Cyprian of Carthage
Cyprian of Carthage is one of many forgotten early church fathers. And yet his story is one of incredible perseverance for the sake of the gospel. Living through a time of terrible persecution towards Christians, Cyprian wrestled with questions surrounding the church and contributed greatly to the writings on its importance as the bride of Christ. He dealt first-hand with the effects which persecution has on church bodies and offered many insights which are becoming increasingly relevant in the West today.
Brian J. Arnold joined the Phoenix Seminary faculty in 2015 and teaches courses in Systematic Theology and Church History. Before this, Brian pastored for several years in western Kentucky. He is also the author of Justification in the Second Century.