The Revolution Will Not Be Protestantized


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Some people think the revolutions of the 18th century can be blamed on Protesantism. Yet others think that Protestant churches are too often the handmaidens of the state. What gives? This week Onsi, Colin, and Rhys are joined by Dr. Miles Smith to discuss the history of Protestants and revolution, and what we can learn from Protestants of the past.
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Currently Reading
Colin: Middlemarch by George Eliot
Rhys: Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
Miles: Erebus: One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time by Michael Palin
Texts Discussed
"Generous Self-Illusions": Protestants and the French Revolution by Miles Smith (subscribe to Ad Fontes to access!)
Hiero by Xenophon
Would That It Really Were 'Christian Nationalism' by Miles Smith
Defending Constantine by Peter Leithart
Davenant Spotlight
The Paleo-Protestant Pudcast

Theme Music
"Midnight Stroll" by Ghostrifter. Free to use under Creative Commons. Available here.

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