A History of Christian Theology
Three guys who love theology, podcasts and Jesus
AHOCT - Interview with Laura Estes
September 25, 2020 07:48 AM PDT
This week's episode looks at something brand new for the podcast, the emergence of Islam from a Christian perspective. Laura Estes studies the period at Saint Louis University and is our guest. We focus on how Christians understood this new religious movement and what that meant for Syriac Christians in the 7th and 8th centuries. It is not exhaustive, but it is an important part of the history of the two major world religions.AHOCT - Interview with Dr. Phillip Cary
September 10, 2020 01:35 PM PDT
Today's show is an interview Dr. Cary about his new book, "The Meaning of Protestant Theology: Augustine, Luther, and the Gospel which gives us Christ." This is a long awaited discussion after I first read this book over Christmas. We get into some deep theology and philosophy, but all in service of helping Christians understand the surety of their salvation.AHOCT - Interview with Gavin Ortlund
August 27, 2020 07:31 AM PDT
Today we talk about the doctrine of creation in St. Augustine with Dr. Ortlund. Dr. Ortlund writes about theological retrieval for evangelicals and this work is a work of retrieval for the doctrine of creation. Our conversation sticks mostly to Augustine, his method of interpretation and understanding of humility. For more on how he can help us think about evolution, see https://www.ivpress.com/retrieving-augustine-s-doctrine-of-creationAHOCT - Interview with Samantha L. Miller
August 14, 2020 01:03 PM PDT
Dr. Samantha Miller is our guest today. She recently published Chrysostom's Devil, Demons, the Will, and Virtue in Patristic Soteriology with InterVarsity Press. She gives us an introduction to John Chrysostom, how to say his name among other things. We then discuss his connection to Stoicism, virtue, demons, and death. Dr. Miller also gives us a preview of an upcoming book towards the end.
Thanks for listening!AHOCT - Episode 80 - John Chrysostom on Almsgiving
August 04, 2020 09:17 AM PDT
We have a packed show. We move from a discussion of the Hagia Sophia becoming a mosque, to the importance of almsgiving in Chrysostom, and end with a discussion of Chrysostom's understanding of repentance in light of Hebrews 6.AHOCT - Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Wickes
July 24, 2020 07:42 AM PDT
Dr. Wickes is the Associate Professor of Ancient Christianity at Saint Louis University. In this podcast, Dr. Wickes gives some background on Syriac Christianity; explores the import of poetry in this tradition; and even liken Ephrem the Syrian to DC Talk and Reliant K. He also goes into his own journey of how he came to love Ephrem and studying early Christian history.AHOCT - Episode 79 - Gregory of Nyssa On Slavery
July 15, 2020 08:18 AM PDT
This episode explores Gregory Nyssen's condemnation of slavery in his homily on Ecclesiastes 2. It is not super well known, in part because it was not translated into English in the NPNF series. We discuss why Nyssa rejects slavery and what makes his outlook so significant in the current climate of American Christianity.AHOCT - Episode 79 - Ambrose On the Duties of Clergy (Part 2)
July 02, 2020 12:43 PM PDT
In the second half of our conversation about On Duties, we talk about how Ambrose's notion of virtue matches ancient virtue theory. At the end of the podcast, we also talk about his proposal to buyback the captives and even his opposition to slavery.
June 25, 2020 07:54 AM PDT
This interview with Dr. Miller includes information about his background, how he came to study Barth and Augustine, and how he responds pastorally to COVID and Black Lives Matter. It was a pleasure talking with Dr. Miller and we hope you will check out his new book Seeing by the Light: Illumination in Augustine's and Barth's Readings of John.
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June 11, 2020 09:22 AM PDT
In this interview, Fr. Meconi talks about Augustine's role in his own academic studies, CS Lewis as an expositor of the Christian tradition, and why Augustine is not too "other-worldly." We hope you enjoy this conversation. It was one of the few times when I, Chad, just had a free flowing conversation with my doctoral advisor. I for one greatly enjoyed this conversation.
Podcast SummaryIn this podcasts, three guys who studied philosophy and taught at a classical Christian school in Idaho, discuss their way through the history of Christian theology beginning with writers immediately after the writing of the New Testament. Please visit us at ahistoryofchristiantheology.com
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