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The Myth of Progress, Part 2: Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 18

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Continuing on the themes from the previous episode, Dr. Fleming goes on to discuss the role of a wall in a city – how does it restrict “progress”? How did Rome, Athens, Paris, and even NYC and Chicago deal with “borders”? What about monuments – and the tearing-down of them – is this “progress”? Is this simply at attack on Christianity? Part 1: The Myth of Progress, Part 1: Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 17 Original Air Date: December 1, 2017 Show Run Time: 50 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner This Podcast is available for Gold subscribers...

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The Myth of Progress, Part 1: Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 17

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In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, we begin a two episode miniseries examining the Myth of Progress. Why is modern culture ugly? How is this related to progress? How is “progress” properly defined? How do we see it in art and architecture? What are some cities that demonstrate an ordered an organic growth? Original Air Date: November 30, 2017 Show Run Time: 59 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...

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Aeneid Book II: Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 16

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In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, Dr. Fleming continues his book-by-book discussion of the Aeneid. This episode covers Book II. We apologize in advance for the problems in Dr. Fleming’s audio. Original Air Date: November 21, 2017 Show Run Time: 1 hour 4 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 15: Aeneid Book I

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In this episode of Christianity and Classical Culture, Dr. Fleming gives our listeners a broad overview of Book I of the Aeneid – he discusses themes, alludes to what will come in later books, and, as always, examines events or plot lines in relation to Christian thought. Original Air Date: August 31, 2017 Show Run Time: 55 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...

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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...