DW | Ancient Babylon - 02 - Origin of the City-State
DW World History
by David Wainright
3M ago
In the last episode, we observed a brief chronology and focused on the geography of the Ancient Near East. In this episode, we will begin with a detailed breakdown of the historical timeline starting with the prehistoric developments that took place prior to written history. Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/@DWAncientBabylon Support the show This Podcast series is available on all major platforms. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Outlines, Maps, and Episode Guides for this series are available for download at: https://www.pat ..read more
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DW | Holy Saints - Perpetua & Felicity
DW World History
by David Wainright
4M ago
A document from the early Church called “The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity” was so popular in the North African church that St. Augustine complained that it was more widely read than the Gospels. Perpetua was a prosperous  young woman, married and the mother of a newborn son, who lived in Carthage in the late second century. Despite threats of persecution and death, Perpetua, Felicity (a slave and expectant mother), and their companions, Revocatus, Secundulus, Saturninus, Saturus, and Rusticus, refused to renounce their Christian faith. As a result, they were arrested and sent t ..read more
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DW | Holy Saints - Seven Founders of the Order of Servites
DW World History
by David Wainright
5M ago
In 1240, seven prominent noblemen of Florence mutually decided to withdraw from the city to a solitary place for prayer and direct service to God. The Blessed Mother appeared to each of them individually and urged them to begin a more perfect life. Disregarding birth and wealth, in sackcloth under shabby and well-worn clothing they withdrew to a small building in the country. It was September 8th, selected so that they might begin to live a more holy life on the very day when the Mother of God began to live her holy life. Join us as we follow the lives of the Saints. Throughout history, these ..read more
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DW | Holy Saints - Saint Valentine
DW World History
by David Wainright
5M ago
The Roman Martyrology, the Catholic Church's official list of recognized saints, for February 14th gives only one Saint Valentine: a martyr who died on the Via Flaminia. Join us as we follow the lives of the Saints. Throughout history, these remarkable and often revered individuals have left an indelible mark on the tapestry of human civilization. These exceptional individuals, spanning various cultures and eras, have played a pivotal role in shaping the course of history by exemplifying the highest ideals of humanity. Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/@DWHolySaints Supp ..read more
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DW | Old Testament - 03 - Seekers of the Promised Land
DW World History
by David Wainright
5M ago
In the last episode we focused on Genesis Chapters 1-11 and ended with the genealogy of Abraham, the first Patriarch. With his introduction, we go from the mythological to the historical age and arrive on a timeline around 2,000 B.C. Before beginning a very detailed biography of Abraham, we'll first provide an overview of the historical background for this period and focus on how these people lived.  Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/@DWOldTestament Support the show This Podcast series is available on all major platforms. See more resources, maps, and information at ..read more
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DW | Ancient Egypt - 03 - The First Pharaohs
DW World History
by David Wainright
6M ago
In the last episode we discussed Prehistoric Egypt and ended with the small communities along the Nile unifying into two separate kingdoms. In this episode we'll discuss how Egypt became the first nation in history, reveal the first historical document in the world, and show how Egypt unified by following the first pharaohs. In the last episode we discussed an introduction to Ancient Egypt and reviewed the chronological timeline. In this episode we'll focus on the stages of Prehistory that involve the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Ages. Here, we 'begin at the beginning'. Go further ..read more
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DW | Holy Saints - Saint Andrew the Apostle
DW World History
by David Wainright
8M ago
Andrew the Apostle, also called Saint Andrew, was an apostle of Jesus. He is the brother of Simon Peter and is a son of Jonah. Originally a disciple of John the Baptist, he became one of Jesus' closest apostles and eventually went on to preach in the Black Sea region where he would give his life for the faith. Join us as we follow the lives of the Saints. Throughout history, these remarkable and often revered individuals have left an indelible mark on the tapestry of human civilization. These exceptional individuals, spanning various cultures and eras, have played a pivotal role in shaping th ..read more
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DW | Old Testament - 02 - The Torah
DW World History
by David Wainright
9M ago
Welcome to the DW World History Series. In the last episode we focused on an introduction to the world of Biblical Israel and discussed the outline and chronology of the Hebrew civilization. We 'Begin at the Beginning' in this episode as we focus on the Torah – the first five books of the Bible – the first five books of Moses.  Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/@DWOldTestament Support the show This Podcast series is available on all major platforms. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Outlines, Maps, and Episode Guides for t ..read more
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DW | Old Testament - 01 - Introduction
DW World History
by David Wainright
9M ago
Welcome to the DW World History Series. Join us as we take you back to where it all began – a story involving the numerous books of the Old Testament - from the dawn of Creation to the end of the Maccabeans in 63 B.C. - while focusing on the biblical writings, the ancient Hebrews, the Temple, the traditions, and the history of God's chosen people. Checkout the video version at: https://www.youtube.com/@DWOldTestament Support the show This Podcast series is available on all major platforms. See more resources, maps, and information at: https://www.dwworldhistory.com Outlines, Maps, and Episo ..read more
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DW | Holy Saints - Saint Luke the Evangelist
DW World History
by David Wainright
9M ago
Saint Luke is one of the Four Evangelists—the four traditionally ascribed authors of the Canonical Gospels. The Early Church Fathers ascribed to him authorship of both the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.  Join us as we follow the lives of the Saints. Throughout history, these remarkable and often revered individuals have left an indelible mark on the tapestry of human civilization. These exceptional individuals, spanning various cultures and eras, have played a pivotal role in shaping the course of history by exemplifying the highest ideals of humanity.  Checkout the v ..read more
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