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Saints Gone Before

An audio-book podcast in 10-20 minute episodes. Readings will come from Christian texts across the history of the church, from sermons to treatises to hymns to letters and more. Unless otherwise noted, readings are performed by Adam Christman and Jonathan McCormick. All readings are public domain documents. The theme song is "37 Echoes" by Dan-o of Danosongs.com. This is a companion podcast to our show on church history called "An Oral History of the Church"!
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Jan 23, 2017

We continue Martin Luther’s Concerning Christian Liberty this week with part 2. The text comes from Henry Wace and C. A. Buchheim, First Principles of the Reformation, London: John Murray, 1883. If you’d like, you can follow along on archive.org.

Come back next week for part 3!

This podcast takes requests! If you would like to request a specific book, sermon, or other Christian text, please e-mail us at churchhistorypodcast@gmail.com or tweet us @OralHistoryPod.

Reader: Adam Christman

Jan 16, 2017

This week, we begin Martin Luther’s Concerning Christian Liberty. The text comes from Henry Wace and C. A. Buchheim, First Principles of the Reformation, London: John Murray, 1883. If you’d like, you can follow along on archive.org.

Come back next week for part 2!

This podcast takes requests! (Just not "Free Bird.") If you would like to request a specific book, sermon, or other Christian text, please e-mail us at churchhistorypodcast@gmail.com or tweet us @OralHistoryPod.

Reader: Jonathan McCormick

Jan 9, 2017

2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We began our look back at that period last week with the Schleitheim Confession. Today, we read the Letter of Martin Luther to Pope Leo X. The text comes from Henry Wace and C. A. Buchheim, First Principles of the Reformation, London: John Murray, 1883. If you’d like, you can follow along on archive.org.

Come back next Monday for the first part of Martin Luther’s Concerning Christian Liberty.

Would you like to request a specific book, sermon, or other Christian text? E-mail us at churchhistorypodcast@gmail.com or tweet us @OralHistoryPod.

Jan 2, 2017

Today’s reading comes from the Anabaptist tradition by way of the Swiss Brethren Conference on February 24, 1527. It is known as the Schleitheim Confession. Largely available in German at the time, this English translation comes from William Joseph McGlothlin’s 1911 volume Baptist Confessions of Faith. You can follow along on archive.org (https://archive.org/details/baptistconfessio00mcgl) or you can find a modern translation from many other sources, including Anabaptists.org: http://www.anabaptists.org/history/the-schleitheim-confession.html

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the official start of the Protestant Reformation! You can expect a lot of Reformation-related primary sources this year on Saints Gone Before, so make sure you're subscribed!

Do you want to request a specific book, sermon, or other Christian text? E-mail us at churchhistorypodcast@gmail.com or tweet us @OralHistoryPod.

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