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Season 1, Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 14: Georgics

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In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, Dr. Fleming discusses the Georgics of Vergil: how and why Virgil uses a paean for agriculture and the rural life to teach deeper lessons about life, death, and responsibilities. In the final 20 minutes of the show there is a bit of disturbance with Dr. Fleming’s audio. We apologize to listeners in advance. Original Air Date: July 4, 2017 Show Run Time: 58 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner This Podcast is available for Gold subscribers and higher.   Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation....

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Season 1, Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 13: The Pagan Prophet

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In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, Dr. Fleming discusses Virgil and why he is the pagan that Dante chose to lead him in the Divine Comedy. Dr. Fleming goes on to discuss Dante and, in part, the Divine Comedy and why it is a trilogy worth reading. He ends by discussing Virgil’s mysterious reference to a child who will save the world. Prophecy or coincidence? We report, you decide. Episode note: We apologize for some background noise that occurred during recording. Original Air Date: May 30, 2017 Show Run Time: 58 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen...

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Season 1, Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 12: Friendship

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In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, Dr. Fleming discusses the notion of Friendship from the time of the Greeks and Romans to the present day. Learn why friendship is so much more than modern man conceives of. Original Air Date: May 17, 2017 Show Run Time: 44 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner This Podcast is available for Gold subscribers and higher.   Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2017. All rights are reserved and any duplication without explicit written permission is forbidden.

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Season 1, Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 11: Marcus, Stoicism, and Christianity

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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   Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2017. All rights are reserved and any duplication without explicit written permission is forbidden.

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Season 1, Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 10: Odysseus and Ethics

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In this first podcast of 2017, Dr. Fleming explores the notion of “ethics” within the constructs of the Odyssey and within the character of Odysseus himself. Can a liar and someone unfaithful to his wife be seen to be ethical? What are ethics in the ancient world? And how do they relate to Christianity? Original Air Date: February 4, 2017 Show Run Time: 52 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner   Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2017. All rights are reserved and any duplication without explicit written permission is forbidden.

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Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 9: Oresteia Part II

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In this second part of a two part mini series on the Oresteia, Dr. Fleming explores themes and characters in the second and third plays in the cycle, the Libation Bearers and the Eumenides. He examines the role of fate in what Orestes does, the horror of blood guilt in relation to justice, how Athena tames the Furies eventually, and how she began this process using the conceit of a legal proceeding, in a courtroom. Original Air Date: December 17, 2016 Show Run Time: 52 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner   Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a...

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Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 8: Oresteia Part I

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In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, Dr. Fleming examines one of the masterpieces of Greek tragedy: the Oresteia. Before taking a close look at all three plays, Dr. Fleming begins by discussing Aeschylus himself, the historical and political circumstances in which this play was written and delivered, the idea of these plays as “liturgical,” and the position that this is perhaps the best of what the classical world could offer in terms of pre-Christian morality. This is part 1 of a 2 part mini series and offers an introduction and a discussion of the first play, Agamemnon. Original...

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Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 7: Seneca and Stoicism Part II

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In this second part of a two part mini-series on Seneca and Stoicism, Dr. Fleming takes a closer look at five letters from the first volume of Moral Letters to Lucillius. Feel free to reference the following letters during our discussion today: On Saving Time On the Philosopher’s Mean On Quibbling as Unworthy of the Philosopher On the Reasons from Withdrawing from the World On Philosophy and Friendship We examine threads that very much mirror a development in moral thinking as “revolutionary” as the New Testament’s completion of the admonitions and philosophy of the Old Testament. Original Air Date: October...

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Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 6: Seneca and Stoicism Part I

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In this first part of a two part mini-series on Seneca and Stoicism, Dr. Fleming explores the themes of Stoicism and how it fits with the disjunction between Roman moral philosophy and pagan behaviors. We also explore the thinking of Marcus Aurelius and how we can understand his existence in contrast with Caligula and Nero. Original Air Date: September 30, 2016 Show Run Time: 41 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner   Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2016. All rights are reserved and any duplication without explicit written permission is forbidden.

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Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 5: Sophocles Part II

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In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, we continue a discussion of Sophocles that started with Oedipus Rex. We continue by discussing both Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone in depth. Dr. Fleming knows these plays very well and it is a real treat to listen to his discussion of the various threads within these plays and the interpretation of them both in their time and in ours. Original Air Date: May 8, 2016 Show Run Time: 1 hour 8 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner   Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a Production of the...