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August 16th, 2014
Episode 3 of 1214 episodes
'Texts and Traditions' takes a brace of texts that have found new, 21st century interpreters. Studies of a 19th century manuscript of Hindu deities, the statutes of confraternities in 16th century Bologna, and a 10th century manuscript copy of some of Pope Gregory the Great’s sixth century letters throw surprising light on the present. Or is it that the present illuminates the past?