The neurodissent podcast‘s third episode (season 1) is now online! In this episode, we talk about the theologian St. Jerome, who lived in the Roman empire from around 340 – 420 AD. Jerome’s writings were influential during his time, and have remained so for over 1600 years. Among the many things he wrote was the story of his friend, St. Hilarion, who, according to Jerome, was an exorcist. We note how similar Jerome’s exorcism stories are to the stories of Jesus exorcising demons in the Gospel of Mark. We also talk about how much Jerome hated Hippocrates and Asclepius. We hope you’ll listen!
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I use open access sources in my scholarship, so that listeners and readers can engage with the texts I use. The sources referred to in this episode are listed below.
References for Season 1, Episode 3: “St. Jerome & the Fires of Lust“
- Clark, Elizabeth A. 2005. Dissuading from marriage, Jerome and the asceticization of satire. In Smith (ed), Satiric Advice on Women and Marriage: From Plautus to Chaucer. University of Michigan Press.
- Jerome. 384. To Eustochium (Letter 22). Translated by Philip Schaff.
- Jerome. 390. The Life of S. Hilarion. Translated by Philip Schaff.
- Jerome. 393. Against Jovinianus. Translated by Philip Schaff.
- Pålsson, Katarina. 2021. Reception through Polemics: The Internalization of Theological Otherness in Jerome’s Heresiology. Open Theology.
- Rohmann, Dirk. 2016. Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity. De Gruyter.
- Smith, Warren S. 2005. Advice on Sex by the Self-Defeating Satirists. In Smith (ed), Satiric Advice on Women and Marriage: From Plautus to Chaucer. University of Michigan Press.
- Smith, Warren S. 2005. Satiric advice: Serious or not? In Smith (ed), Satiric Advice on Women and Marriage: From Plautus to Chaucer. University of Michigan Press.
Music: “Grit” by Shaolin Dub, licensed use