Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 11: Marcus, Stoicism, and Christianity

In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, Dr. Fleming discusses Marcus Aurelius, his life and times, and his adaptation of Greek Stoicism to the Roman mindset. We examine areas of agreement…and disagreement with Christian teaching. Dr. Fleming also explains why Marcus didn’t take Christianity very seriously as a religion, movement, or belief system.


Original Air Date: April 4, 2017
Show Run Time: 52 minutes
Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming
Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner

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2 Responses

  1. Dot says:

    Dr. Fleming: Thank you for this excellent podcast on Christianity and Classical Culture. I read the Meditations several years ago – the Dover publication and also the Liberty Fund publication.

  2. Thomas Fleming says:

    Thank you, Dot, for your gracious thanks. I had intended to mention one curious fact in my life. I first started reading Marcus when I was perhaps 13, and I did not make much out of it until I briefly embraced Stoicism at about the age of 16. However, my mother, who never went to college or evinced much interest in books, picked up my copy and started reading it. I saw it on her bed, and asked what my book was doing there. She told me she found Marcus a very wise man who brought her consolation. Figurati! as they say in Italian.