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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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Jul 31, 2017

With an overt lucidity, Saints Gone Before presents to you Martin Luther’s “The Babylonian Captivity of the Church,” part 3. The text comes from Henry Wace and C. A. Buchheim, First Principles of the Reformation, London: John Murray, 1883. “Babylonian Captivity” is a text in which Luther re-examines the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church in light of his readings of Scripture. We are currently in his analysis of the Lord’s Supper. Our episodes featuring “Babylonian Captivity” coincide with the newest volume (season) of our other podcast An Oral History of the Church. On “An Oral History of the Church,” we’re discussing the Lutheran wing of the Reformation in honor of the 500th anniversary of Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the Wittenburg church door. Episodes 1 and 2 are available now, and episode 3 will become available on Friday, August 4th.

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

Reader: Adam Christman.

This podcast was created by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman; it is produced and edited by Adam Christman.

Jul 24, 2017

With a curious enthusiasm, we present to you Martin Luther’s “The Babylonian Captivity of the Church,” part 2. In this translation, it is rendered “The Babylonish Captivity of the Church.” The text comes from Henry Wace and C. A. Buchheim, First Principles of the Reformation, London: John Murray, 1883. Previously, we read Luther’s “Letter to Pope Leo X,” from a time when Luther was more…amicable with the Catholic church. “Babylonian Captivity” is a text in which Luther re-examines the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church in light of his readings of Scripture. Our episodes featuring “Babylonian Captivity” coincide with the newest volume (season) of our other podcast An Oral History of the Church. On “An Oral History of the Church,” we’re discussing the Lutheran wing of the Reformation in honor of the 500th anniversary of Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the Wittenburg church door. Episodes 1 and 2 are available now, and episode 3 will become available on Friday, August 4th.

Next week, we continue Luther's analysis of the Lord's Supper with part 3.

Reader: Adam Christman

Created by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman

Produced and edited by Adam Christman

Jul 17, 2017

A new series begins today! We're pleased to bring you Martin Luther's "On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church" to coincide with volume 3 of our other podcast, "An Oral History of the Church," in which we discuss the Lutheran Wing of the Reformation (episode 1 of volume 3 is available now!).

Today's reading covers the introduction to the Luther text, with sarcasm, insults, and insightful commentary all rolled into one. Next week, Luther digs into the subject of the Lord's Supper in earnest. The text comes from Henry Wace and C. A. Buchheim, First Principles of the Reformation, London: John Murray, 1883.

Would you like to request a specific book, sermon, or other Christian text? Please e-mail us at churchhistorypodcast@gmail.com or tweet us @OralHistoryPod. Let us know how we’re doing, or what you’d like to hear more of!

Reader: Adam Christman

Created by: Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman

Produced and edited by: Adam Christman

Jul 10, 2017

Could it be the end???!?!? It is! .....of BB Warfield's essay, "Calvin's Doctrine of the Knowledge of God." We found the essay in Calvin and the Reformation: Four Studies, published by Fleming H. Revell Company in 1909.

Next week sees part 1 of Martin Luther's "The Babylonian Captivity of the Church."

Also! Our other podcast, "An Oral History of the Church," began a new volume on Friday on the Lutheran wing of the Protestant Reformation. Download it wherever you get this podcast!

Would you like to request a specific book, sermon, or other Christian text? Please e-mail us atchurchhistorypodcast@gmail.com or tweet us @OralHistoryPod. Let us know how we’re doing, or what you’d like to hear more of!

Reader: Adam Christman

Created by: Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman

Produced and edited by: Adam Christman

Jul 3, 2017

Presenting part 8 of BB Warfield's "Calvin's Doctrine of the Knowledge of God. Part 9 wraps us up next Monday!

Announcement: Our other podcast, "An Oral History of the Church," returns on Friday! This volume will discuss the Lutheran wing of the Protestant Reformation. We're excited; we hope you enjoy it.

The Warfield essay comes from Calvin and the Reformation: Four Studies, published by Fleming H. Revell Company in 1909.

Would you like to request a specific book, sermon, or other Christian text? Please e-mail us atchurchhistorypodcast@gmail.com or tweet us @OralHistoryPod. Let us know how we’re doing, or what you’d like to hear more of!

Reader: Adam Christman

Created by: Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman

Produced and edited by: Adam Christman

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