Sam and I wrap up our third season by considering some of the legacies of the Protestant Reformation: from democracy and free inquiry to religious pluralism and secularization to the notion that Protestants are “reformed and always[…]
Download or Stream this Episode Everyone’s talking Luther these days, and the stories we tell show the world about ourselves as much as they do about the Augusinian monk from half a millennium ago. Is[…]
Is the Protestant principle of sola scriptura antithetical to Christian unity? That’s the argument of Catholic historian Brad Gregory, in his newest book: “Though it liberated evangelicals from the Roman Church, [“scripture alone”] also plunged them into the[…]
It’s counterfactual week on The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, as Sam and I conjure up thought experiments in which the Reformation either happens before Martin Luther comes on the scene, or proceeds in a timeline from which he’s been[…]
After taking some time off to turn our second season into this book, I’m happy to announce the sudden return of The Pietist Schoolman Podcast for a special third season: six or seven episodes clustered around the[…]
Download or stream this episode Nathan Gilmour leads David Grubbs and Michial Farmer in a discussion of Desiderius Erasmus’s mock-encomium The Praise of Folly.
Nathan Gilmour leads Michial Farmer and David Grubbs in a discussion of the academic lecture–an endangered species? Lecture Me. Really. Should Colleges Really Eliminate the College Lecture?
Like earlier Pietists, Mark and I tend to feel like what we have to suggest isn’t all that new. This episode — like the one before it — we revisited an idea from the Protestant Reformation. Last[…]
Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is one of the most important texts in the history of sociology, and people have been citing it with various degrees of approval and understanding[…]
David and Nathan answer your listener emails today while Michial assesses outcomes for his college. [04:11] Let your sins be strong? [10:21] Robert Louis Stevenson [13:41] Some episode suggestions from Australia [19:25] Suburban corrections [23:53][…]