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S5:E9 Populism

S5:E9 Populism

Give to help Truce. www.trucepodcast.com/donate William Jennings Bryan was a Populist Populism is a tricky subject. We use it these days as a slur, but populism can be a useful phenomenon. History professor and author Michael Kazin says that populism is an important...

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S5:E7 The Gold Standard

S5:E7 The Gold Standard

What is the Gold Standard? There was a time not so long ago when the value of an ounce of gold cost $20.67. That was true not just in one moment or one year. It was true in the 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, 1920s... This was the gold standard. A person could take $20.67 to a...

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S5:E6 How Do We Deal With Fundamentalism?

S5:E6 How Do We Deal With Fundamentalism?

How do we deal with Christian fundamentalism? This season of the Truce Podcast tracks the history of Christian fundamentalism. So far we've covered the rise of para-church ministries through preachers, the creation of dispensationalism, and the rising threat of...

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S5:E5 The Liberals

S5:E5 The Liberals

The Birth of Liberal Modernist Theology George Marsden characterized Christian fundamentalism as "militantly anti-modernist protestant evangelicalism". Right there you see that fundamentalism is a reaction against something. And that something is modernist theology....

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S5:E4 The End of Reconstruction

S5:E4 The End of Reconstruction

The end of Reconstruction The 1800s were a time of milking cows and going to the county fair. Sure... but what else? We tend to think of this century as a quiet, pastoral era when people were friendly and life was simple. But the 1800s were a crazy time! The American...

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S5:E3 Dispensationalism and John Nelson Darby

S5:E3 Dispensationalism and John Nelson Darby

Become a patron of the show and help make the Truce episodes you love. What is dispensationalism? This season we're tracing the history of Christian fundamentalism through the life of William Jennings Bryan. But first, we need to learn some important definitions. Our...

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S5:E2 Premillennialism and Postmillennialism

S5:E2 Premillennialism and Postmillennialism

The difference between Premillennialism and Postmillennialism is more important than you think What is the difference between premillennialism and postmillennialism? And what does it matter? After the French Revolution in the late 1700s, Christians began to see the...

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S5:E1 What is an Evangelical?

S5:E1 What is an Evangelical?

Donate to support the Truce Podcast!Who is an evangelical? Who is an evangelical? If you go by the news today, you probably think evangelicals are all American middle-class white men. Nope! Evangelical Christians come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. They can be men...

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S4:E13 King Leopold’s Ghost

S4:E13 King Leopold’s Ghost

King Leopold II of Belgium used forced labor to build his empire in the Congo. When you think of the world's worst mass murderers, King Leopold II doesn't usually come up. But due to his forced labor practices in the Congo, nearly 10 million people lost their lives....

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