Ascending The Tower – Episode XV, Part 2 – “Correct Theologically, Incorrect Politically”

Anthony, Nick, and E. Antony are joined by Aaron Jacob to talk relations between trad Christians and ethno-pagans. In part 2, we talk about the transition from Paganism to Christianity, and how the two sides can find common ground.

This episode is brought to you in part by generous donations from our listeners David Hansen, Gladio, Bermudan Reactionary, Edmund Birkenstock, and Ursus. If you would like to sponsor Ascending the Tower, e-mail survivingbabel@gmail.com.

Notes:
00:57   Religious and geopolitical covergence in pre-Christian Rome
14:16   Roman transition from Pagan to Christian
20:45   Nominalism in Abrahamic religions
30:49   Catholic universalism vs. ethnic nationalism
43:01   Traditionalist Christian & Ethno-pagan reconciliation
54:29   Out of Left Field – Praise Kek?

Related Show Links:
Music:
Opening Music – “From Sky to Abyss” (excerpt) – Quantum Ocean
https://www.jamendo.com/album/153263/quantum-ocean

Closing Music – “Instrumentel” – d-alternative
https://www.jamendo.com/track/104694/instrumentel

Aaron Jacob’s blog
http://www.graaaaaagh.com/

New Hestia website project – official canon of neoreaction
http://neoreaction.net

Byzantine Iconoclastic Controversy
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/byzantine1/beginners-guide-byzantine/a/iconoclastic-controversies

What, exactly, is the Genius of the Emperor?
https://www.jstor.org/stable/3141986

Based Modi doesn’t back down
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/no-guilty-feeling-about-gujarat-riots-says-modi/article4908704.ece

Kek statue with iconography (check the comments…)
http://www.amazon.com/Egyptian-Frog-Goddess-Heket-Set/dp/B001BX5PD2

George Gemistus Plethon
https://www.britannica.com/biography/George-Gemistus-Plethon

Hierotheos Vlachos
http://full-of-grace-and-truth.blogspot.com/2009/

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3 Comments

  1. This discussion was great. I found it hitting a number of similar notes to those found in Charles Taylor’s “A Secular Age” . Worth a read.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Great show. So long since the one before I quit looking till I knew the new show was up. Glad to find.

    Looking forward to Aaron Jacob’s next time on.

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