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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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Mar 26, 2018

With a hope that carries us through the dark night of Good Friday, Saints Gone Before starts a new reading today. From our first female author for the show, the text is a compilation known as Essays on Various Subjects, all written by 18th century English writer and philanthropist Hannah More. Ms. More is known not only for her writing in general, but her influence on the influential of English culture in the late 18th and early 19th century. A good friend of William Wilberforce, she worked to end slavery in the United Kingdom. But the reading we’re about to begin deals with a variety of subjects. This collection of essays was designed for young ladies, according to More’s own subtitle on the text; and it gives this individual an added texture of evangelical moralist. We hope you enjoy today’s first episode, the introduction to Hannah More’s Essays on Various Subjects.

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Reader: Adam Christman

Saints Gone Before created by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman

Produced and edited by Adam Christman

Mar 12, 2018

With a severe shortage of chocolate, Saints Gone Before is proud to present part 5 of The First Epistle of Clement, starting with ch. 53 v. 1. Today’s reading completes the text. Joseph B. Lightfoot finished this translation in 1890. For more context on the letter, please listen to the opening for episode 55 of Saints Gone Before.

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Requests for readings: churchhistorypodcast (at) gmail (dot) com, or @OralHistoryPod on Twitter, or "An Oral History of the Church" on Facebook.

Reader: Adam Christman

Saints Gone Before created by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman

Produced and edited by Adam Christman

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