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James Tissot's "The Gathering of the Manna"

Freed from slavery in Egypt but not their bondage to disobedience, God leads the Israelites through 40 years of desert wandering to prepare them to enter the Promised Land.

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 12: Moses and the Passover

"The Egyptians Drown in the Sea," by Gustave Dore

"Then the LORD said, 'I have seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters; I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey…'" (Exodus 3:7-8).

Episode 13: The Covenant on Sinai

"Moses Comes Down from Mount Sinai," by Gustave Dore

"I will take you for my people, and I will be your God; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; I will give it to you for a possession. I am the LORD" (Exodus 6:7-8).

Episode 14: The Wilderness Wandering and the Promised Land

"The Israelites Cross the Jordan River," by Gustave Dore

"And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not… Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the LORD your God disciplines you" (Deuteronomy 8:2, 5).

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 3: Covenant

Part 3: Covenant

In the midst of a shattered humanity, God calls out to Abraham, inviting him and his descendants into a unique covenant: they will be the chosen people of God.

Part 5: Kingdom

Part 5: Kingdom

With the glory of a Kingdom come the temptations of a Kingdom. God promises his faithful, however, a future, everlasting Kingdom in his own image.

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