Tag: Martin Luther

Christian Humanist Profiles 170: The Meaning of Protestant Theology

Ask what principle Martin Luther put at the center of his Protestant Reformation theology, and you’ll get several good answers: justification by faith alone; the primacy of scriptural authority over ecclesial authority; the theology of the cross. Philip Cary offers another answer to that question, one that is distint from yet fundamentally connected to those…

Ryrie, Protestants

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #30: Legacies of the Protestant Reformation

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 reforming” (and why that means you should all buy The Pietist Option). Featured Book Alec Ryrie, Protestants: The Faith That Made the…

Christian Humanist Profiles 120: Renegade

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 Luther our great champion of conscience?  The forerunner of modern secularism?  The father of modern mass literacy?  The guy who…

Gregory, Rebel in the Ranks

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #28: Sola Scriptura and Christian Unity

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 beginning of an unwanted Protestant pluralism. What lay behind these church-dividing disagreements was the very thing that had launched the…

Eire, Reformations

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #27: Could the Reformation Have Happened Without Luther?

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 somehow removed. Featured Book Carlos Eire, Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 Other Readings It doesn’t touch on the Reformation, but…

Howard, Remembering the Reformation

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #25: How Do We Remember the Reformation?

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 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. That is: around the 500th anniversary of the date that Martin Luther supposedly posted…

18th century Moravian illustration of the reception of new brothers

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #19: The Common Priesthood for the Common Good

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 time, it was sola Scriptura; this week, the common priesthood. (And yes, we talked about why we’re using that version of…

Christian Humanist Profiles 19: Post-Christian Anxiety

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 for more than a century now. But as the United States increasingly moves into a post-Protestant, even a post-Christian age,…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #146.1: Listener Feedback

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] Thomas and the Ontological Argument [32:35] Thomas and the Cosmological Argument [38:44] Christian Humanist pilgrimages [44:00] Neil Postman and the…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #141: The Christian Humanist Podcast

David Grubbs leads a discussion with Nathan Gilmour and Michial Farmer about what makes our podcast a particularly Christian endeavor. We also give our personal histories with the faith and with intellectualism and explain a few movements with which we associate–and don’t associate. Our intro music this week is a Vacation Bible School classic.

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #140: Answers to Your Questions

We answer your emails today! If you’d like to be included on a future listener-feedback episode, send your comments, complaints, critiques, or criticism to thechristianhumanist@gmail.com. Here are the time marks for the individual emails and subjects, should you wish to skip ahead. [03:05] Mark Heard and listener feedback about listener feedback. (See below.) [04:29] Karl…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #134: Cain

General Introduction – Nathan levels up! – Listener feedback – Christian naturism – Rogers, Rogers everywhere – Telos and Matthew 5:48 – Christian college and losing one’s faith – The problem with universal morality The Genesis Account – The first mortal born of humans – A function name, not an origin name – Cain’s sacrifice…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #107: Medieval 101

General Introduction  – A busy summer – How we spent our summer vacations – Three big announcements The Middle Ages and Antiquity – The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – Rhetorical constructs – A slow and varied process – How did the Medievals see themselves? The Middle Ages and the Modern World –…