Tag: Rome

City of Man, Episode 89: Ancient Asides 12, The End of the World as We Know It

Download or Stream this Episode In this Episode, Coyle and Jordan talk about the end of the Roman Empire, from the reign of Theodosius to the fall of the Western Empire. Books/readings mentioned in the episode: Emperors of Rome by David Potter Chronicle of the Roman Emperors by Chris Scarre Jack Whyte’s series  Empires and Barbarians by…

City of Man, Episode 86: Ancient Asides 11, the Fourth Century

Download or Stream this Episode In this episode, Coyle and Jordan talk about the political and religious maneuverings of the Fourth Century, between the death of Constantine and the rise to power of Theodosius. How Rome Fell by Adrian Goldsworthy (How Rome Fell) Roman Realities by Finley Hooper Julian the Apostate by G.W. Bowersock Day of the Barbarians by Alessandro…

City of Man, Episode 82: Ancient Asides 10, Constantine

Download or Stream this Episode In this episode, Coyle and Jordan tackle the most divisive and complex figure in the postapostolic church. Mentioned in the Episode: Lactantius, On the Deaths of the Persecutors Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History Eusebius, Life of Constantine Adrian Goldsworthy, How Rome Fell Michael Grant, Constantine the Great Ross Cowan, Milvian Bridge Peter Leithart, Defending Constantine Evelyn Waugh, Helena Istanbul and…

City of Man, Episode 78: Ancient Asides 9, Diocletian

Download or Stream this Episode In this eighth episode of the City of Man sub-series, Ancient Asides, Coyle and Jordan Poss talk about Diocletian, the Roman emperor between 284-305, whose reign brought the conflict and crises of the last 70 years to an end, and ushers in a long period of relative stability. Readings Mentioned…

City of Man, Episode 74: Ancient Asides 8 Heresy and Apologetics in the Early Church

Download or Stream this Episode In the eighth episode of our Ancient Asides miniseries, Coyle and Jordan talk about the early church in the Roman Empire from 150-300AD Readings from the Episode: The DaVinci Code (yes, that one) Helena by Evelyn Waugh 4th Eclogue by Virgil Patrick’s Bad Analogies by Lutheran Satire Popular Patristics Series (especially…

City of Man, Episode 70: Ancient Asides, the Early Church and the book of Acts

Download or Stream this Episode In this episode, Coyle and Jordan talk about the first years of Christianity. Readings from the Episode: Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, Richard Bauckham Jesus, A Very Short Introduction, Richard Bauckham The Christians as the Romans Saw Them, Robert Wilcken Roman Society and Roman Law in the New Testament, A.N. Sherwin-White Letters,…

City of Man, Episode 66: Augustine and the Problem of Power-an Interview with David Beer

Download or Stream this Episode In this episode Coyle talks to Dr. David Beer of Malone University about his recently edited book of essays by Charles Norris Cochrane on topics ranging from Augustine to Machiavelli to Edward Gibbon. Books mentioned in the episode: Augustine and the Problem of Power by David Beer (ed) Christianity and Classical Culture…

City of Man, Episode 64: Ancient Asides–The Final Background to the New Testament

Download or Stream this Episode In today’s episode, Coyle is back with Jordan Poss to continue on with Ancient Asides as they reset and look back at the incorportation of Judea into the Roman Empire. Books Mentioned in the Episode: Ghost on the  Throne by James Romm Dividing the Spoils by Robin Waterfield Alexander to…

City of Man, Episode 50: Ancient Asides 5, The Roman Crisis

Download or Stream this Episode In this episode, Coyle and Jordan talk about Roman government through the end of the Crisis of the Third Century. Mentioned in the Episode Chris Gehrz’s blog on historical movies Fall of the Roman Empire Gladiator King Arthur Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend by Richard Stoneman Historia Augusta Handbook…

Episode 41: Ancient Asides 4-The Roman Emperors

Download or Stream this Episode In the fourth installment of this occasional series looking at Roman politics, Coyle and Jordan pick up with the death of Augustus, the problem of succession, and the era of imperial Rome. Best, worst, and craziest Emperors: Jordan’s Best: Vespasian Jordan’s Worst: Nero Jordan’s Craziest: Caligula Coyle’s Best: Vespasian Coyle’s…

City of Man, Episode 36: Ancient Asides 3, The Roman Revolution

Download or Stream this Episode In today’s episode, Coyle and Jordan talk about the death of Julius Caesar and its aftermath. Favorite Cicero quotes: “What shall I say about the usefulness of spreading manure?“ “Not to remember what happened before you were born is to be a child forever. What is the worth of a…

Christian Humanist Profiles 108: The Mestizo Augustine

Augustine of Hippo was one of the Fathers of Western Christianity, a Doctor of the Church. No theologian was more widely revered in medieval Europe, and his thought continues to be foundational in both the Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions. But Augustine wasn’t European, and only half Roman, and his Christianity was as blended as…

City of Man, Episode 29: Ancient Asides 2, The Roman Revolution 1

Download or Stream this Episode In today’s episode, Coyle and Jordan offer the second episode of our occasional series looking at Roman politics. They turn their attention to the collapse of the Republic, beginning with the Punic Wars and ending with the death of Julius Caesar. Why did this happen and what might it mean…

City of Man, Episode 26: Ancient Asides 1–Roman Government

Download or Stream this Episode Happy New Year! In today’s episode, Coyle launches a new series of occasional podcasts, Ancient Asides, with Jordan Poss, who frequently appears on the Sectarian Review podcast. In this series, Coyle and Jordan look at Roman politics and how it matters for us today. Today, they talk about the Roman…