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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Medieval History 101 Episode 3


Prof. Rachel Fulton Brown presents Medieval History 101 Episode 3: Getting Medieval on the Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories on Unauthorized.TV. For subscribers only. The episode guide, complete with reference texts and Infogalactic links, is available here.

“The literal sense teaches what happened, the allegorical sense what you should believe, the moral sense what you should do, and the anagogical sense where you are going.”

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10 Comments:

Blogger Amy July 11, 2019 6:10 AM  

I’m enjoying this thoroughly. I took a few medieval history and literature classes in college, but this Unauthorized course is more concise and has greater depth than anything I ever paid thousands of dollars to learn.

Blogger Gettimothy July 11, 2019 7:11 AM  

The guides are a wealth of information. thanks for this

Blogger Jack (LJCSOGHMOMAS) July 11, 2019 7:20 AM  

This looks really good. My cheap ass is gonna have to shell out for a subscription.

I see that she quotes the Book of Job from the Vulgate in her episode guide: Militia est vita hominis super terram. One of the better things I learned from reading Julius Evola, though Josemaría Escrivá explains it better:

"Militia est vita hominis super terram, et sicut dies mercenarii, dies eius. Man's life on earth is warfare, and his days are spent under the burden of work. No one escapes this law, not even the easygoing who try to turn a deaf ear to it. They desert the ranks of Christ, and then take up other battles to satisfy their laziness, their vanity, or their petty ambitions. They become enslaved to their every whim.

"Since to be in a state of struggle is part and parcel of the human condition, let us try to fulfill our obligations with determination. Let us pray and work with good will, with upright motives and with our sights set on what God wants. This way our longing for Love will be satisfied and we shall progress along the path to sanctity, even if we find at the end of the day that we still have a long way to go.

"Renew your decision each morning, with a very determined Serviam!, I will serve you, Lord! Renew your resolution not to give in, not to give way to laziness or idleness; to face up to your duties with greater hope and more optimism, convinced that if we are defeated in some small skirmish we can overcome this setback by making a sincere act of love."

Blogger SmockMan July 11, 2019 9:34 AM  

My new favorite from UATV. This will help me convert from atheism.

There is a slight audio issue in the videos. 1st half has an echo that cuts off midway through. For video #3 go to 32:15. Echo audio, then at 32:22 audio has a small pause, then the audio is good for the rest of the video. Similar timing for the other videos around 32 mins. Like a 2nd audio source that is cutting out at that time.

Blogger Dave Dave July 11, 2019 9:38 AM  

It's great hearing about Christianity in the middle ages. It's usually glossed over in favour of swords and wars and other silly Hollywood depictions.

Blogger Argus Bacchus July 11, 2019 6:05 PM  

Thank you Vox and Prof. Brown.

This is great stuff, and vitally important.

@3 Jack (LJCSOGHMOMAS)

From one cheap ass to another, I can tell you that it's worthy, with lots more great stuff to come.

Kidding aside, I suspect that, like me, you might not really be that cheap, but rather just very selective and discriminating with your information/entertainment $$$.

As you should be.

Blogger JGP July 11, 2019 6:25 PM  

Wow! Four-fold exegesis been a long time since I studued that.

Blogger Talios Hammerfist July 12, 2019 12:32 AM  

By far my favorite Unauthorized series!

Blogger Johnny B July 12, 2019 6:41 AM  

These classes are so great, thank you.

Blogger Gregory the Great July 12, 2019 9:54 AM  

Thank you, Dr. Fulton-Brown, for another extremely interesting video. Btw: Your book about Mary and the Art of Prayer just arrived, and I look forward to reading it.

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