Two Kingdoms in the Third Reich – Professor Alec Ryrie…


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Date: January 04, 2021

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“Nazism was not a Christian movement in any meaningful sense but German Protestants of the 1920s and 1930s shared many Nazi assumptions and voted disproportionately for the Nazi party, partly in the hope that they might use it for their own ends. One result was the ‘German Christian’ movement, which tried to create a dejudaised Christianity which the Nazi state would accept with a place in the coming Aryan utopia. Many moderate, sensible Christians in Germany, even in the supposedly anti-Nazi ‘Confessing Church’, collaborated with the regime in other ways. This lecture will explore how so many Christians came to support Nazism, and how some managed to oppose it.

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https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/two-kingdoms-in-the-third-reich

Alec Ryrie is Gresham Professor of Divinity. He is also Professor of the History of Christianity at Durham University, President-elect of the Ecclesiastical History Society for 2019-20 and Co-Editor of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History. From 2015-17 he was Visiting Professor in the History of Religion at Gresham College and gave two series of lectures on the history of Protestant Christianity.

He studied History as an undergraduate, at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, before completing a Master’s in Reformation Studies at St. Andrews and a D.Phil. in Theology at St. Cross College, Oxford. From 1999-2006 he taught at the University of Birmingham, moving to Durham in 2007. Having been Head of the Department of Theology and Religion from 2012-15, he is currently completing a three-year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2015-18). He is on the editorial boards of St Andrews Studies in Reformation History (Ashgate) and the Royal Historical Society’s Studies in History and New Historical Perspectives. Since 1997 he has been a Reader in the Church of England, and he is licenced to the parish of Shotley St. John (diocese of Newcastle).

Professor Ryrie is a historian of the Reformation era and of Protestantism more widely, with a particular focus on England and Scotland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He is an expert on the emergence and development of Protestant and radical beliefs, identities and spiritualities, and on the history of Protestant missions and missionaries. He has written several prize-winning books and his 2017 book Protestants: The Radicals Who Made the Modern World gives an overview of the history of Protestantism from Luther to the present. Much of the book was prefigured in his lectures at Gresham College in 2015-17.

His current research is on the early history of doubt, scepticism and ‘atheism’ before such things became intellectually respectable. His book on this subject, Unbelievers: The Religious Quest to Abolish God, will be published in 2019.

Many of the book’s themes will be explored in his first series of lectures as Gresham Professor of Divinity on The Origins of Atheism.”

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Trump Falls Off Barstool Whimpering Over Election…

Date: January 04, 2021

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“Trump drunkenly cries over the 2020 election results. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report.

In a leaked telephone conversation, President Trump pressured Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger of Georgia, a fellow Republican, on Saturday to overturn the election results in his state, reciting debunked claims of election fraud. Here are some notable excerpts from the recording, which was obtained by The New York Times.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/03/us/politics/trump-georgia-call-excerpts.html

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Kelly Loeffler Ties To KKK Exposed On Fox News!…

Date: January 04, 2021

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“Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s ties to KKK were exposed on Fox News! John Iadarola and Brett Erlich break it down on The Damage Report.

Jon Ossoff, one of two Democratic Senate candidates in Georgia, took charge of a live interview with a Fox News reporter Wednesday to take down the state’s Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler seeking to keep their seats in elections next Tuesday.

As Ossoff was speaking to reporters on the campaign trail in Marietta, Georgia, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy cut in for some questions. He told the former congressional staffer he was broadcasting live and asked him what “relevant experience” he had in order to deliver on his campaign promises.

Ossoff pointed to his background as an investigative journalist, “fighting injustice, exposing war crimes and corruption,” before segueing to torch his opponent, Perdue, as well as Loeffler, who is running against the Rev. Raphael Warnock (D) in Georgia’s other Senate runoff election. The outcomes will determine control of the Senate.

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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jon-osoff-fox-news-loeffler-perdue_n_5fecf20bc5b61817a535033f

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Why Miriam Margolyes regrets coming out to her parents – No Filter with Mia Freedman…

Date: January 04, 2021

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“Miriam Margolyes is an actress, comedian, documentary maker and all-round incredible woman.

If you don’t know Miriam’s name, you’ll definitely know her face.

She played Professor Sprout in Harry Potter, starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet, and was the voice of Fly in Babe.
She’s also made many documentaries, including her latest one for the ABC, Miriam Margolyes Almost Australian.

In this conversation, Miriam talks about coming out as gay to her Jewish parents in the 1960’s, why her and her partner live in different countries and body image. She also manages to sneak in a nice little plug to her Southern Highlands Airbnb.

ABOUT THE SERIES
No Filter is the award-winning podcast that brings you the remarkable stories of interesting people, from unknowns to big names. Mia Freedman’s innate warmth and curiosity allows her to quickly form a deep level of trust with her guests who feel comfortable enough to be more real and authentic than the usual sound-bite they’re forced to deliver in other interviews. There’s no agenda, no ‘gotcha’ moment and never anything sensational. No Filter is just a friendly and engaging conversation about life.”

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