PODCAzT 19: Fulgentius ad Monimum; the Historical Critical Method

Today’s PODCAzT presents a reading from St. Fulgentius of Ruspe (+533) appearing in the Office of Readings.  We have seen Fulgentius before

Did you know Fulgentius was involved in getting St. Augustine’s bones out of N. Africa? 

I also speak about the importance and limitations of the Historical Critical Method of looking at ancient texts, especially Sacred Scripture.  The Holy Father talks about this method, and its limitations, and he uses it in his new book, Jesus of NazarethSo far, the book is not out in English, but it will be coming in May.  You can pre-order it, thus saving some of your hard-earned money, and also help WDTPRS at the same time.

We also hear some advice from the Devil about how to use the Historical Critical Method to destroy the truth in texts and make them irrelevant.  We have a reading from The Screwtape Letters in an audio version with John Cleese (of Monty Python fame). 

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5 Responses to PODCAzT 19: Fulgentius ad Monimum; the Historical Critical Method

  1. reforming luddite says:

    Dear Fr Zed/Zee,
    I just wanted to commend you for this excellent broadcast.
    This is the first time I have listened to one of your podcasts, as prior to this I had always thought that to do so involved complicated procedures with cellpones or mp3
    players.

  2. Janet says:

    Great podcast, Fr. Z! As always, I love listening to the latin as you’re reading it. I also pre-ordered the Holy Father’s new book by clicking on your image of it, so I hope that is the way to help benefit your blog at the same time.

  3. Janet: Clearly you are very wise.

  4. Argent says:

    Ha! Surfer Girl. I’d love to read the words in your parody.

  5. I wonder at your merry band of priestly musical parody buddies. I can think of a few likely suspects-LOL!

    Little Server Girl-NOT