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James Tissot's "Meeting on the Road to Emmaus"

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.

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 28: The Resurrection and the Empty Tomb

Gustave Dore's "The Resurrection"

"Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead" (John 20:6-9).

Episode 29: Ascension and Pentecost

Gustave Dore's "The Descent of the Spirit"

"Suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance" (Acts 2:2-4).

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 8: Redemption

Part 8: Redemption

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.

Part 10: Reign

Part 10: Reign

The war decided, but with many battles yet to ensue, the disciples of Christ inhabit the last days, awaiting the return of Christ and the ultimate fulfillment of the Kingdom.

All in Christian Mythic Narrative: The Deep History of the World