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James Tissot's "The Raising of the Cross"

When Jesus enters Jerusalem, a crowd proclaims him King. Less than a week later, he is handed over to the Romans and crucified, cementing his eternal reign.

In this series of 33 podcast episodes, the Christian mythic narrative is presented in its entirety: from a God who pre-exists time to the unending destiny of the human race. The story begins in "Part 1: Creation."

Christianity is an historical religion: to be converted in mind to Christianity – or, put differently, to begin to see the world anew through the Catholic imaginative vision – one must understand this story of redemption.

Episode 26: Jesus Marches on Jerusalem

Gustave Dore's "The Entry of Jesus in Jerusalem"

"The crowds that went before him and that followed him shouted, 'Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!' And when he entered Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, 'Who is this?' And the crowds said, 'This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee'" (Matthew 21:9-11).

Episode 27: Jesus Establishes His Reign

Gustave Dore's "The Darkness at the Crucifixion"

"After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the scripture), 'I thirst.' A bowl full of vinegar stood there; so they put a sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, 'It is finished;' and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit" (John 19:28-30).

This 33-part podcast series was co-produced with Slaking Thirsts. These episodes (and the entire series in one file) are also available at the Prime Matters YouTube channel and on our podcast channels: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.

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Part 7: Messiah

Part 7: Messiah

As Jesus begins to separate himself from the prophetic tradition by speaking in his own name, he also begins to show himself unique in the inexplicable signs he works.

Part 9: Resurrection

Part 9: Resurrection

In the midst of humanity’s darkest act – deicide, the killing of God – a light shines forth: an empty tomb and a throne at the right hand of the Father.

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