Lives of Great Religious Books

#24—Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison, with Martin E. Marty [MIPodcast]

On April 9, 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by the Nazi regime in Germany just two weeks before Allied forces liberated the camp where he was hanged—70 years ago this week. Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian. Leading up to his death at the age of 44, Bonhoeffer spent two years held captive […]

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#21—The Bhagavad Gita, with Richard H. Davis [MIPodcast]

This episode delves into the most famous Hindu book of scripture. The Bhagavad Gita relates a conversation between god and human about war and violence, duty and obligation. Millions have looked to the Gita to gain insight into the struggle for self-mastery that we all must wage. Richard H. Davis tells the story from its beginnings in ancient India, through medieval […]

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#19—Investigating the Dead Sea Scrolls, with John J. Collins [MIPodcast]

The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century. The scrolls include the oldest biblical manuscripts ever found. Most intriguingly, they date from the crucial transitional period when Christianity began to emerge from Judaism. They’ve been the focus of rigorous debate and research ever since they came back from […]

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#18- Job through the ages, with Mark Larrimore [MIPodcast]

“Oh, that my words were written down! Oh, that they were inscribed in a book! O that with an iron pen and with lead they were engraved on a rock forever!” (Job 19:23-24) Having indeed been written down, Job’s words are found in one of the most fascinating books in the Bible and in world […]

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