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This podcast aims to educate on the subject of religion from an academic perspective and to open up for informed discussions on the subject. You will find episodes discussing the big religions of the world and historical overviews of important figures from different religious traditions.
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Let's Talk Religion Filip Holm

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    • 5.0 • 50 Ratings

This podcast aims to educate on the subject of religion from an academic perspective and to open up for informed discussions on the subject. You will find episodes discussing the big religions of the world and historical overviews of important figures from different religious traditions.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Who were the Ebionites

    Who were the Ebionites

    In this episode, we explore what little we know of the mysterious group of Jewish Christians known as the Ebionites.
    Sources/Suggested Reading:
    Brakke, David (2012). "Gnostics: Myth, Ritual, and Diversity in Early Christianity". Harvard University Press.Chilton, Bruce & Craig A. Evans (ed.) (1998). Studying the historical Jesus: Evaluations of the state of Current Research. Brill.Ehrman, Bart (2005). "Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew". OUP USA.Holmén, Tom & Stanley E. Porter (ed.) (2011). Handbook for the study of the historical Jesus. Volume 1. Brill.Levine, Amy-Jill; Dale C. Allison Jr. & John Dominic Crossan (2006). The Historical Jesus in Context. Princeton University Press.
    #Ebionites #Jesus #Christianity

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    • 16 min
    What is Salafism?

    What is Salafism?

    In this episode, we explore the history and key features of the movement known as Salafism, which has become a significant force in modern Islam.

    Sources/Suggested Reading:
    Crawford, Michael (2014). "Ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab". Oneworld Academic.Hamid, Sadek (2016). "Sufis, Salafism and Islamists: The Contested Ground of British Islamic Activism". I.B. Tauris.Hoover, Jon (2019). "Ibn Taymiyya". Oneworld Academic.Meijer, Roel (ed.) (2009). "Global Salafism: Islam's New Religious Movement". C Hurst & Co Publishers LtdWinter, Tim (ed.) (2008). "The Cambridge Companion to Islamic Theology". Cambridge University Press.
    #Salafism #Islam #Religion

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    • 30 min
    The "One God" in Ancient Egypt

    The "One God" in Ancient Egypt

    In this episode, we explore whether or not we can find the conception of a single, absolute god in ancient Egyptian theology.
    Sources/Suggested Reading:
    Assmann, Jan (2001). "The Seach for God in Ancient Egypt". Translated by David Lorton. Cornell University Press.Copenhaver, Brian P. (ed.) (1995). "Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation, with Notes and Introduction". Cambridge University Press.Hornung, Erik (1982). "Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: The One and the Many". Translated by John Baines. Cornell University Press.Hornung, Erik (2001). "Akhenaten and the Religion of Light". Translated by David Lorton. Cornell University Press.Simpson, William Kelley (ed.) (2003). "The Literature of Ancient Egypt: An Anthology of Stories, Instructions, Stelae, Autobiographies, and Poetry". Yale University Press.Teeter Emily (2011). "Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt". Cambridge University Press.
    #Egypt #Antiquity #Religion

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    • 26 min
    Pythagoras & His Weird Religious Cult

    Pythagoras & His Weird Religious Cult

    In this episode, we explore the life and movement of Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans, and discover that the common image of him as an ancient mathematician isn't entirely supported by the evidence.
    Sources/Suggested Reading:
    Huffman, Carl A. (2008). "Philolaus of Croton: A Commentary on the Fragments and Testimonia with Interprative Essays". Cambridge University Press.Huffman, Carl A. (ed.) (2017). "A History of Pythagoreanism". Cambridge University Press.Kirk, G.S., J.E. Raven & M. Schofield (1983). "The Presocratic Philosophers". Second Edition. Cambridge University Press.Zhmud, Leonid (2012). "Pythagoras and the Early Pythagoreans". Translated by Kevin Windle & Rosh Ireland. OUP Oxford.

    #Pythagoras #Pythagoreanism #Philosophy

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    • 23 min
    The Jewish-Sufi Mystics of Medieval Egypt

    The Jewish-Sufi Mystics of Medieval Egypt

    This episode explores the life, teachings and movement of Abraham Maimonides, the son of the much more famous Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides (d. 1204).

    Sources/Suggested Reading:
    Idel, Moshe (1987). "The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia". State University of New York PressKraemer, Joel L. (2010). "Maimonides: The Life and World of one of Civilization's Greatest Minds". Doubleday & Co Inc.Lobel, Diana (2021). "Moses and Abraham Maimonides: Encountering the Divine". Academic Studies Press.Russ-Fishbane, Elisha (2015). "Judaism, Sufism, and the Pietists of Medieval Egypt: A study of Abraham Maimonides and his times". Oxford University Press
    #Judaism #Mysticism #Sufism

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    • 24 min
    What is Shia Islam? - Twelverism

    What is Shia Islam? - Twelverism

    In this episode, I attempt to give you an overview of the vast and complex Twelver school of Shi'ism across history.
    Sources/Suggested Reading:
    Abdulsater, Hussein Ali (2017). "Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology: Al-Sharif al-Murtada and Imami Discourse". Edinburgh University Press.Amir-Moezzi, Mohammad Ali (1994). "The Divine Guide in Early Shi'ism: The Sources of Esotericism in Islam". Translated by David Streight. State University of New York Press.Amir-Moezzi, Mohammad Ali (2011). "The Spirituality of Shi'i Islam: Beliefs and Practices". I.B. Tauris.Bayhoum-Daou, Tamima (2005). "Shaykh Mufid". Makers of the Muslim World Series. Oneworld Academic.Daftary, Farhad (2007). "The Isma'ilis: Their history and doctrines". Cambridge University Press.Knysh, Alexander (2017). "Sufism: A New History of Islamic Mysticism". Princeton University Press.Meisami, Sayeh (2013). "Mulla Sadra". Makers of the Muslim World Series. Oneworld Academic.Tabataba'i, Hossein Modarressi (1984). "An Introduction to Shi'i Law: a bibliographical study". Ithaca Press London.
    #Shia #Islam #Religion

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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luvgdnow ,

A Must Listen To Podcast

Filip provides informative and balanced overviews of religious and philosophical topics from various traditions. His podcasts are a ‘must listen’ for those who desire a thorough yet non-intimidating discussion of esoteric ideas.

ahmedesq ,

Breadth and depth of coverage

Appreciate your evenhandedness and willingness to look at the topic through a more decolonized lens. Love the intro/outro music. Looking forward to more coverage and explanation of doctrine, in addition to the history you do well. Consider, in the future, including brief interview snippets with scholars whom you cite (to get additional depth).

vad7780 ,

Thank you

So very Happy to see this podcast… love your YouTube channel which is brilliant

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