The Agonies and Ecstasies: Ancient Christian Biographies

Speaker(s): John Toews
Date: 1998
Length: 24:50:54
Product ID: RGDL2856S

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This series is a walk through the Christian centuries with representative guides such as the theologian Augustine, the monk Benedict, the missionary Columbanus, the mystic Catherine of Sienna, the reformer Martin Luther, and the pacifist Menno Simons. The walk will not only provide helpful knowledge of the past but will inspire and challenge listeners in their own pilgrimages. Lectures include:

  • Introduction
  • Hagiography: Martyrs and Hermits
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Benedict of Nursua
  • Columbanus
  • Boniface of Devon
  • Francis of Assisi
  • Catherine of Siena
  • Girolamo Savonarola
  • Martin Luther
  • Menno Simons

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John B. Toews is Professor Emeritus of Church History and Anabaptist Studies at Regent College. He is the author of Czars, Soviets and Mennonites, Perilous Journey: The Mennonite Brethren in Russia, 1860-1910, Lost Fatherland: The Story of the Mennonite Emigration from Soviet Russia, 1921-1927, and Journeys: Mennonite Stories of Faith and Survival in Stalin's Russia.

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