New “heresy” podcast series – Diversity in early Christianity: “Heresies” and struggles (series 3)

Starting in October (this coming week), the third series in the podcast will begin.  This series looks at the variety of Christian groups that existed in the first to third centuries, especially marginalized groups and those traditionally labelled “heresies” (e.g. Gnostics, Marcionites, Ebionites, etc).  This series is more advanced and assumes some knowledge of the history of early Christianity, so it is suggested that you first listen to series one (Paul and his communities) and two (Early Christian portraits of Jesus).

For those who would rather not wait for the staggered release of episodes over the next few months (through iTunes or the feed), I should remind you that all episodes are currently accessible on my archive.org podcast page (click on “Browse episodes starting with recent additions”).

Here is an overview of the episodes:

  • Podcast 3.1: Introduction to Diversity – A Schism in John’s Community, part 1
  • Podcast 3.2: A Schism in John’s Community, part 2
  • Podcast 3.3: Docetic and Judaizing Opponents of Ignatius, part 1
  • Podcast 3.4: Docetic and Judaizing Opponents of Ignatius, part 2
  • Podcast 3.5: Diversity in Asia Minor – A Regional Case Study
  • Podcast 3.6: Sources for the Study of Diversity – Gnostic, Apocryphal, Patristic
  • Podcast 3.7: Jewish Followers of Jesus, part 1 – Ebionites
  • Podcast 3.8: Jewish Followers of Jesus, part 2 – Pseudo-Clement
  • Podcast 3.9: Marcionites and the Unknown God
  • Podcast 3.10: Introducing Gnostic Worldviews
  • Podcast 3.11: Secret Book of John, part 1 – The Spiritual Realm
  • Podcast 3.12: Secret Book of John, part 2 – Salvation from the Material Realm
  • Podcast 3.13: The Wisdom of Jesus Christ and Middle Platonism
  • Podcast 3.14: The Gospel of Philip, part 1 – Ideas of Salvation
  • Podcast 3.15: The Gospel of Philip, part 2 – Ritual Enactments of Salvation
  • Podcast 3.16: The Gospel of Mary – Secret Knowledge from the Ultimate Disciple

One thought on “New “heresy” podcast series – Diversity in early Christianity: “Heresies” and struggles (series 3)

  1. Murray Wilcox

    Unbelievable! We know how you spent your summer, Phil! The whole podcast series has been great. This is over the top!

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