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305 - Richard Rohlin - How to Read Like a Medieval Person

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In this episode of the Universal History series, Richard Rohlin presents a talk about 4 things we must take into consideration in order to think like a pre-modern Christian. This is a primer for approaching old texts like Beowulf, the topic of our upcoming online course on the Symbolic World website.

Original YouTube version of this episode: https://youtu.be/CyJaaX60QKw

Learn more: https://thesymbolicworld.com/news/the-beowulf-course-by-richard-rohlin-and-jonathan-pageau

Also, please note that the course will happen on our Symbolic World website Circle community, so please make sure that you’re signed up (Free): https://thesymbolicworld.com/login

We are excited to present our very first online course hosted directly on The Symbolic World website!

Richard Rohlin and Jonathan Pageau will build on their popular Universal History series by offering an in-depth exploration of the Epic Poem, Beowulf.
Promo video: https://youtu.be/hUjxvEw3uCY?si=jozwytuh-tcHQe7i

You are invited to participate in this 6-week live online course every Thursday starting on Thursday, September 7th, at 2:00pm Eastern Time. Each session will be 2 hours long. The course will conclude on October 19th. (Note: No class on September 21th.)

All materials will be provided, except for a copy of R.M. Liuzza's translation of Beowulf: https://www.amazon.com/Beowulf-Broadview-Literary-Texts-Liuzza/dp/1551111896
0:00 - Preview
0:44 - Intro music
1:08 - Introduction
4:35 - C.S. Lewis
7:09 - Modern VS Ancient
11:10 - Tourists in the Church
15:11 - 1) Authorship and textual "errors"
20:16 - Why do we have 4 gospel accounts?
22:52 - What is a book? Pre-modern, Modern, and Post-Modern
30:13 - Authorship
33:11 - Transmission
37:40 - 2) The meaning of words and things
55:47 - 3) Heaven above, earth below
1:04:00 - Moved by love
1:5:25 - Space and time
1:7:39 - The metric system
1:10:20 - Chronos and Kairos
1:17:11 - Meaning in hindsight
1:20:55 - 4) The anthropocosmic vision
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My intro was arranged and recorded by Matthew Wilkinson.

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