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At the intersection of history and theology is Podding Through Religion. Listen in for your monthly dose of engaging academic discussions on topics from the world's religions.

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At the intersection of history and theology is Podding Through Religion. Listen in for your monthly dose of engaging academic discussions on topics from the world's religions.

    The Religious Practice of Human Sacrifice

    The Religious Practice of Human Sacrifice

    In this episode Andrew and Jacob discuss the gruesome religious and ritualistic practices of human sacrifice as seen in cultures around the world. Join them as they as attempt to define "human sacrifice" as a religious practice and investigate examples from religious history. In response time the pair discuss interpreting the Bhagavad Gita in relationship to J. Robert Oppenheimer.

    • 57 min
    The Ghost Dance of 1890

    The Ghost Dance of 1890

    In this episode Jacob and Andrew dive into the phenomenon of the Ghost Dance and the historical context of westward expansion. As they explore this spiritual practice they also discuss the religious dimensions of Manifest Destiny and colonial views on Native Americans. Continuing the theme of civics and religion they recount the story of the landmark Supreme Court case of Pierce v Society of Sisters in response time.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Second Year Special: Divine Right

    Second Year Special: Divine Right

    The Second Anniversary Special! Join Jacob and Andrew as they reflect on Queen Elizabeth II, Pope Benedict XVI, and discuss the Divine Right of Kings. Get "a little deep" as they share things that have impacted their understandings of religion and a person's role in space and time.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Phenomenon of Megachurches

    The Phenomenon of Megachurches

    In this Episode Jacob and Andrew talk about the phenomenon of megachurches, the disfellowship of Saddleback Church, and explore related topics like prosperity theology and televangelists. Additionally: which megachurch pastors would they pick to form a basketball team?

    • 53 min
    The Bhagavad Gita: Ethics and the Universe

    The Bhagavad Gita: Ethics and the Universe

    This time Andrew and Jacob dive into one of the most notable texts of the Indian subcontinent. Find out what the Bhagavad Gita has to say about life, ethics, and the nature of the the universe itself! In response time the two discuss one of the most fascinating dynastic families in Africa and its connection to an important biblical figure.

    • 44 min
    First Year Special: Q&A

    First Year Special: Q&A

    Join Andrew and Jacob as they celebrate one year since their first recording. In this Q&A style episode they reflect on: the life and death of Archbishop Tutu, the figures in religion that inspire them, and the role of media in their fields.

    • 43 min

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