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The Life and Times of Martin Luther
43 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Episode 38: Elections Have Consequences
Maximillian I is dead. Who will be elected the new King of the Romans aka the Emperor of the Holy Roman Emperor? This time we discuss the Hapsburgs, revisit Maximillian, and discuss the contenders for ultimate prize. At the end, there is one winner. But of course, elections have consequences.
37 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Episode 37: The Holy Roman Empire: The Lightning Round
It is January 12, 1519, and Holy Roman Emperor, Maximillian I has died. The Luther question is put on the back burner while the powers that be jockeys for position to select a new emperor. Before we delve into the selection and election of a new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (HRE), this episode will be a lightning round of information about the Holy Roman Empire itself. It encapsulates information presented way back in episodes 3,4,5, & 6. Happy Listening!
29 minutes | May 31, 2021
Episode 36: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
After the blow-up in Augsburg and Luther's refusal to recant, and his subsequent escape, Cardinal Cajetan and Pope Leo X are demanding Luther be sent to Rome. Frederick the Wise has a problem on his hands, how to solve the "Luther Affair?"
44 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Episode 35: The Dark Earth
Enter stage left a new character at the dawn of the Reformation: the new professor of Greek at the University in Wittenberg: Philipp Schwartzerdt aka Philipp Melanchthon.
36 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
Episode 34: An Augsburg Appointment
Martin Luther is "invited" to a special meeting in Augsburg in October of 1518 with Cardinal Cajetan. Can you say, recant?
34 minutes | Jan 1, 2021
Episode 33: What the Eck?
We pick up the story after the Heidelberg Disputation, and discuss the relationship between Martin Luther and Johannes Eck, and Eck's criticism of the 95 Theses. Cardinal Cajetan enters the narrative, as we set the scene for Luther's upcoming trial at Augsburg. Happy Listening!
38 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
Episode 32: A Year Like No Other
Wow: Finally a new episode! In this episode, we explore Martin Luther's Sermon on Indulgences and Grace and the Heidelberg Disputation. Happy Listening!
38 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Episode 31: Reading, Writing & Heretics
This is a rather eclectic episode, digging into literacy and communication methods in the late Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation. The move from Latin to writing in the vernacular. We'll also discuss the tortured history of heretics, especially Jan Hus, and whether reformers like Martin Luther had a reason to be a little fearful. Happy Listening!
27 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
Episode 30: The Empire Strikes Back...Well Kind'a Pushes Back
Leo X, Archbishop of Mainz and Johann Tetzel respond to the 95 Theses
28 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
Episode 29: The Postman Always Rings Thrice? The 95 Theses Hits the Road
Based on where we are in the story of Martin Luther, this is essentially the beginning of "Book II" in the telling of The Life nd Times of Martin Luther. In this episode we meet three friends of Martin Luther: Johannas Lang, Georg Spalatin and Christopher Scheurl. Each likely had an impact on the how and where the word of the 95 Theses would spread.
27 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
Episode 28: If I had a Hammer-Martin Luther Posts the 95 Theses
Luther posts the 95 Theses! In the program up to date, we have delved into Martin Luther’s life up to now. We have looked at the history of the Holy Roman Empire, and also a history of the Papacy; each of those topics until this moment on October 31, 1517. Now the 95 Theses are in play, and the reaction to it will ignite the Reformation movement.
31 minutes | May 10, 2018
Episode 27: The Indulgence Game
29 minutes | Jan 22, 2018
Episode 26: Breakthrough!
26 minutes | Oct 31, 2017
Episode 25: The Augustinian Administrator
42 minutes | Oct 4, 2017
Episode 24: Papa Don't Preach; The History of the Papacy Part 5
38 minutes | Sep 30, 2017
Episode 23 Papa was a Rolling Stone, The History of the Papacy Part 4
31 minutes | Aug 9, 2017
Episode 22: The Monarchs and The Papas; the History of the Papacy Part 3
35 minutes | Jun 29, 2017
Episode 21: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, The History of the Papacy Part 2
38 minutes | May 15, 2017
Oh My Papa...The History of the Papacy Part 1
26 minutes | Mar 30, 2017
Episode 19: What's Up Doc?
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