Podcast series 3: Diversity in early Christianity: “Heresies” and struggles

All episodes and series in my podcast (including some that are yet to be released) are available on my podcast collection page on archive.org (in various file formats and sizes) and those already released are available under the podcast category on my own website here.   This is one of several posts where I gather together each of the individual series in the podcast so that you can access or link to a specific topic.

Here are all half-hour episodes (in mp3, about 40 MB each) in the “Diversity in early Christianity: “Heresies” and struggles” series (covering the early Christian apocrypha, Nag Hammadi documents, and other non-canonical materials) in playable and downloadable formats:

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

6 thoughts on “Podcast series 3: Diversity in early Christianity: “Heresies” and struggles

  1. Aaron Macks

    I just wanted to thank you for the excellent podcasts. One possible suggestion a “reading list” to go with each series, so one is more prepared for the lecture.
    thanks
    A

  2. JT ONEAL

    Professor Harland,

    Thank-you for posting your extremely interesting lectures on the diversity in early Christianity. What rich wonderful knowledge and you have gracefully made it available on the Internet for free!

    All the best.

  3. uair01

    Thank you very much for the excellent podcasts. They are very instructive and a pleasure to listen to.

    They remind me of the shock and surprise I felt 20 years ago when I discovered that “standard” modern Christianity had a very chequered history and that it took 300 years to settle down. Still my faith has survived the shock :-)

    Do you think that modern religious evolution still follows the same patterns? See for example this excellent book:
    http://www.amazon.com/American-Religion-Emergence-Post-Christian-Nation/dp/0671867377

    The author finds interesting parallels between gnostic kabbalah and Mormonism.

  4. Kwanjulyn

    This podcasts was very enlightening, particularly for individual like me who is relatively new to studying the New Testament.

    Thank you!

  5. Marc

    Thanks for all this great material. Is it somehow post-processed and compressed? There seem to be a lot of pauses lacking – hard to define – like silence has been removed…

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