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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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Sep 25, 2017

With a vacillating anachronism, Saints Gone Before presents Martin Luther’s “The Babylonian Captivity of the Church,” part 11. 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. Today is our first reading in his section on the sacrament of penance.

Reader: Adam Christman

Created by: Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman

Produced & Edited by: Adam Christman

Sep 18, 2017

With an acrobatic ferret, we present to you Martin Luther’s “The Babylonian Captivity of the Church,” part 10 in this, our episode that answers the question to life, the universe, and everything. 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.

Next week, Luther looks at the 'sacrament of penance'! Sounds ominous!

Reader: Adam Christman

Created by: Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman

Produced & Edited by: Adam Christman

Sep 11, 2017

With an upside-down ennui, we present to you Martin Luther’s “The Babylonian Captivity of the Church,” part 9. 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. 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’s 95 Theses. Episodes 1through 5 are available now, and episode 6 becomes available this Friday, September 15.

Reader: Adam Christman

Created by: Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman

Produced & Edited by: Adam Christman

Sep 4, 2017

With a superfluous corn fritter, we present to you Martin Luther’s “The Babylonian Captivity of the Church,” part 8. 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. This episode continues Luther’s discussion of baptism. Our episodes featuring “Babylonian Captivity” coincide with the newest volume 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’s 95 Theses. Episodes 1through 5 are available now, and episode 6 becomes available on Friday, September 15.

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.

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