Monday, March 22, 2010

Empires Series

FLG is doing his best to make it through the PBS Empires series on Netflix streaming. Most recently, he watched Martin Luther. The full video can be found here.

Is FLG the only one who finds placing Martin Luther under the category of empire odd?  It's not that there can't be Protestant empires.  There have been.  It's just the idea that Protestantism is an empire that seems odd given its very individualistic and anti-hierarchical theological and philosophical nature.  Or maybe FLG misunderstands.

Anyway, current state of progress on the series:

  • The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
  • Napoleon
  • Islam: Empire of Faith
  • Queen Victoria's Empire
  • The Roman Empire in the First Century
  • Egypt's Golden Empire
  • Peter & Paul and the Christian Revolution
  • Martin Luther
  • Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire
  • The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance

1 comment:

Withywindle said...

And Luther didn't found an empire; never mind the theology.

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