History of the Papacy Podcast

History of the Papacy Podcast

This show will detail the biographies and interesting facts of the Papacy of Rome. It will start in the beginning, but will not go straight through. There will be many side tracks and detours along the way. We will investigate the backstreets of the Papacy where the tour normally doesn't go. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/historyofthepapacy.

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October 15, 2021 54 min
Episode 116e: Bernini and the Popes with Loyd Grossman

Description: Today continue our Summer of Scholars series. We are joined by Loyd Grossman, author of The Artist and the Eternal City – Bernini, Pope Alexander the VII and the Making of Rome to discuss the incredible story of how the Pope and the artist Bernini worked together recreate the city of Rome and ultimately give us the Rome and the Church we see today. Loyd Grossman, C...
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Episode 001d: Paul of Tarsus – On the Road Again

Description: Today we look at the exciting and surprising career of Paul of Tarsus. We will take time to zoom in on a few really important aspects of Paul’s career. His interactions with some of the biggest names of the time, like Peter and James the Just. We will also look at how Paul and Peter helped build the foundations of not only the Christian Church, but more specifically the C...
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October 6, 2021 1 min
Teaser for episode 001d Remastered
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Episode 116d: A Really Young Church with Professor James Papandrea

Description: Today we continue our Summer of Scholars or Winter of Wisdom for our Southern Hemisphere friends. We are joined by Professor James Papandrea for part two our exciting and wonderful conversation on the Early Church. We delve into ideas of where the Roman Papacy came from. We talk about how the office of Bishop developed and much more. I hope you enjoy and...
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September 29, 2021 2 min
The earliest apostles were drawn to the big cities to spread their message.
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September 24, 2021 21 min
Episode 001c: Bishops, Priests and Deacons, Oh My!

Description: What are bishops, priests and deacons? In today’s episode we will discuss where these important figures in Christianity come from. We will find out if they have a basis in Old or New Testament literature. We will also look at how these offices developed and evolved during the time of the Early Church and how they led to the power of the office of Pope of Rome and the de...
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September 22, 2021 1 min
This is a teaser for the upcoming episode on the History of the Papacy - Remastered
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Episode 116c Talking about The Early Church with Dr. James Papandrea

Description: Today we continue or Summer of Scholars series or Winter of Wisdom for those in the southern hemisphere. I am very happy to be joined by Professor James Papandrea. Dr. Papandrea is one of my favorite modern day Church historians. I mean come on, who doesn’t have their favorite church historians? If they had baseball cards on them, I would collect them ...
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September 15, 2021 1 min
Get your sacraments. 2 sacraments for 1 time!
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Episode 001b: Peter - The Fresh Prince of Apostles

Description: Peter, Cephas, St. Peter, the original The Rock, these are all titles to refer to Jesus’ primary apostles. Peter, an illiterate fisherman from a backwater area of Judea, became the main leader of Jesus’s first followers. Let’s find out how such a character could rise to such a level and see how his career developed.

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September 8, 2021 1 min
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Episode 116b: Dunking on the Popes During the Reformation

Description: Last time we talked with Professor Andrew Messmer about the Protestant Reformation in Spain. That episode gave us some context and background to look at the life and works of one particular reformer, Cipriano de Valera. De Valera had some rather strong opinions about the Popes of Rome, the Papacy as an institution and the history of the Church. Look for many oth...
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Episode 001a Welcome to the History of the Papacy Remastered

Description: Today I will relaunch (sort of at least) the History of the Papacy Podcast. These are newly remastered early episodes of the History of the Papacy. They will not only include higher sound quality, they will feature new information. Come join us on this journey!

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August 20, 2021 55 min
Episode 116a: The Spanish Reformation

Description: The Protestant Reformation really got kicked off in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his iconic 99 Theses on the door of Wittenberg Cathedral. At this time Spain and the Spanish Empire was the most Catholic of Kingdoms. Those two facts don’t tell the entire story though. Inside of that Most Catholic of Kingdom of Spain, there was an idea of reforming the Catholic church that would tak...
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August 18, 2021 1 min
It is Pop Quiz time at the History of the Papacy. In this teaser test your knowledge of Church and Papal history with Professor Andrew Messmer!
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August 11, 2021 3 min
Today I am introducing our next series: Summer of Scholars. In this series we will talk with a number of scholars about the Popes of Rome, the history of Christianity and much more. We will get their unique takes on what the current thought on many of the most exciting issues in scholarship today and new issues that are coming up. Sometimes these scholars will reinforce each other, sometimes they will spark debate. Join us to find ...
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Episode 115k The Real Final Countdown with Dr. Kipp Swinney

Description: Garry Stevens and I have made our case to raise the 12 Minor Prophets to the big leagues. We’ve documented each of the prophets and discussed their backgrounds and context in time. We’ve also rated them in true internet fashion. Now we are joined by scholar of the 12 Minor Prophets and talented linguist, Dr. Kipp Swinney of Baylor University to discuss the defi...
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