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"An Oral History of the Christian Church" by Adam Christman and Jonathan McCormick will deliver episodes by "volumes."
Volume 1 is an oral history of the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary campus relocation project. Postscript: GGBTS has since been renamed "Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention."
Volume 2 is on Historiography - the writing of history - ran November 2016 to February 2017.
Volume 3 is on the Lutheran wing of the Protestant Reformation in honor of the 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 Theses, coming July 2017.
Check out our companion podcast, "Saints Gone Before"!

An Oral History of the Church Adam Christman and Jonathan McCormick

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"An Oral History of the Christian Church" by Adam Christman and Jonathan McCormick will deliver episodes by "volumes."
Volume 1 is an oral history of the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary campus relocation project. Postscript: GGBTS has since been renamed "Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention."
Volume 2 is on Historiography - the writing of history - ran November 2016 to February 2017.
Volume 3 is on the Lutheran wing of the Protestant Reformation in honor of the 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 Theses, coming July 2017.
Check out our companion podcast, "Saints Gone Before"!

    Vol. 3 Ep. 10 The Legacy of Martin Luther

    Vol. 3 Ep. 10 The Legacy of Martin Luther

    “A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
    Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
    For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
    His craft and pow’r are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
    On earth is not his equal.”
     
    The tenth and final episode of our volume on the Lutheran wing of the Protestant Reformation completes our study by looking at some of the enduring legacy of Martin Luther. We look at his impact on corporate worship, hymnody, Bible translating, clerical marriage, denominations, and the continued divide between Protestants and Catholics.
    Stick around to the end of the episode for news on the future of An Oral History of the Church! And if you’re not already subscribed, head on over to your favorite podcast app and subscribe to Saints Gone Before, our weekly audiobook-style podcast where we read selections from Christians in history past. New episodes release every Monday morning.
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    An Oral History of the Church is co-hosted by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman. It is edited and produced by Adam Christman.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Vol. 3 Ep. 9 Martin Luther's Afflictions and Death

    Vol. 3 Ep. 9 Martin Luther's Afflictions and Death

    "Somebody, can you tell me just what make a man feel this way?
    Like river without its water, like night without a day.
    And it sure 'nuff got cold after the rain fell,
    Not from the sky but from my eye."
    The ninth episode in our volume on the Lutheran wing of the Reformation focuses on the dark side of Martin Luther. We discuss his character flaws, the afflictions he experienced, and tell the story of his death. In other words, what does a more complete picture of Luther look like? What did he struggle with in his lifetime in his bodily health, mental health, and spiritual life? And how did this giant of the Reformation pass away?
    Next time, we try to wrap up this volume with a discussion of the legacy Martin Luther left behind. It may or may not end up long enough to be two episodes, so stay tuned!
    **Don't miss our special episode of Saints Gone Before releasing on Monday, October 30th with a full reading of Luther's 95 Theses in honor of their 500th anniversary.**
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    An Oral History of the Church is co-hosted by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman. It is edited and produced by Adam Christman.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Vol. 3 Ep. 8 Martin Luther as an Exegete

    Vol. 3 Ep. 8 Martin Luther as an Exegete

    “We don't need no education.
    We don't need no thought control.
    No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
    Teachers leave them kids alone.”
    Luther believed with urgency that every Christian should read and think about the Scriptures for oneself. When that belief grew legs, it walked him through the composition of lectures and two editions of a commentary on Saint Paul's Epistle to the Galatians. Today's episode discusses how Luther handles this Pauline letter. What did he think of it? How did he come at it? How did he explain it? All this and more in our final episode on the works of Martin Luther.
    Next time, we discuss the problems of Luther, including his character flaws, the illnesses he suffered, and his death. We're almost at the end of this volume. We're in the home stretch!
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    An Oral History of the Church is co-hosted by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman. It is edited and produced by Adam Christman.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Vol. 3 Ep. 7 Martin Luther's Most Influential Works - Part 2

    Vol. 3 Ep. 7 Martin Luther's Most Influential Works - Part 2

    "Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take those sunken eyes and learn to see. All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to be free. Blackbird, fly." Jonathan and Adam talk about several more texts by Martin Luther, the good (including one about the Freedom of a Christian), and the bad. We also answered our first reader question!
    Today's episode features The Schmalkald Articles, and On the Freedom of a Christian, among others.
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    An Oral History of the Church is co-hosted by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman. It is edited and produced by Adam Christman.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Vol. 3 Ep. 6 Martin Luther's Most Influential Works - Part 1

    Vol. 3 Ep. 6 Martin Luther's Most Influential Works - Part 1

    "She had taken his hand. She had become like they are. Come on, baby, don't fear the reaper..." Or, at least, that's one way of restating Luther's advice in one of the texts we discuss in today's episode describing and contextualizing four of this Reformer's works. And this is only part 1 of a two-part miniseries within this volume! Come back on Sept. 29th for more!
    And we encourage you to not miss our readings of Luther's "The Babylonian Captivity of the Church" on Saints Gone Before!
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    An Oral History of the Church is co-hosted by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman. It is edited and produced by Adam Christman.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Vol. 3 Ep. 5 The 95 Theses of Martin Luther

    Vol. 3 Ep. 5 The 95 Theses of Martin Luther

    I hear the drums echoing tonight,

    But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation... oh, wait, no, that's just the quill of Martin Luther, scrawling down his 95 Theses, the subject of our latest episode on Luther and the Protestant Reformation! We dig into the document, but we especially focus on context in which it arose, what it challenges, and who it challenges! Come back in 2 weeks for another episode!

    Don't miss our readings of Luther's "The Babylonian Captivity of the Church" on Saints Gone Before!
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    An Oral History of the Church is co-hosted by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman. It is edited and produced by Adam Christman.

    • 1 hr 8 min

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