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Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 4: Sophocles Part I

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This month our exploration into the links between Christianity and Classical culture take us into the world of Greek tragedy, specifically the world of Sophocles. Dr. Thomas Fleming explains how Greek tragedy was delivered and acted, how it was composed, and how the seven plays we do have of Sophocles may have managed to survive for 2,500 years. In the second half of the episode we explore Oedipus Rex, the first in the cycle of the Theban plays. How do the Greeks view this tension between free will and divine foreknowledge? How can we compare the Greek view to the...

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Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 3: Is Christianity Simply One of The “Great Monotheistic Religions”?

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What do we mean when we say “the great monotheistic religions”? Can we even grant the premise of the question? How can we reconcile admiration for classical culture, which was polytheistic, with the practice of Christianity, which is monotheistic? How did the early Christian fathers, including St. Augustine and Tertullian, examine this tension between Athens and Jerusalem? Can we argue that the timing of the Incarnation allowed for the Church to derive maximum benefit from Roman law and government and Greek philosophy? Dr. Thomas Fleming and host Stephen Heiner examine these and many other questions on this month’s episode. Original...

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Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 2: Immigration

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What is the Christian Tradition regarding immigration? How is that tradition related to the way the ancients saw this issue? What’s a responsible and realistic way to examine this important issue in today’s postmodern soup? Dr. Fleming takes on this timeless issue which is on the minds of many, not just in America, but in Europe as well. Original Air Date: January 12, 2016 Show Run Time: 47 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner Transcript available now for Charter Subscribers and a la carte purchase. Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation....

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Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 1: Getting Marriage Straight

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Recorded in the week following the Supreme Court “ruling” in America which was said to show that #lovewins Dr. Fleming discusses marriage from the very beginning of societal relationships, through the age of Christendom, to our present day, and how the Protestant Revolt changed the dynamic of the state’s involvement in marriage, and all that we have reaped (and continue to reap to this day) as a result. Original Air Date: December 1, 2015 Show Run Time: 1 hour 1 minute Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner   Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a Production of the...

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Season 0, Christianity and Classical Culture, Episode 0: Government Will Not Save Us

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In this origin episode of the podcast Dr. Fleming talks about the inexorable and necessary link between Christianity and classical culture: why the superstructure of the best of the pagan world often provided good foundations for Christian beliefs, teachings, and practices. Original Air Date: November 23, 2015 Show Run Time: 20 minutes Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner Podcast Player – Click the Cloud to Download Episode   Transcript available now for Charter Subscribers and a la carte purchase. More Transcripts available here. Christianity and Classical Culture℗ is a Production of the Fleming Foundation. Copyright 2015. All...