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History of the Papacy Podcast

with Scott Rank

Sidetrack Episode 1: Irenaeus of Lyon

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This is the first of a new series called "Sidetrack Episodes." These episodes will investigate some issues, ideas and personalities around the history of the Roman Popes, but don't exactly fit into the narrative of the main episodes. In this first Sidetrack Episode, we will take a closer look at Irenaeus Bishop of Lyon. Irenaeus wrote many books, some of which are still in existence today. Irenaeus also is a key figure in the development of the formation of the biblical canon. If you have any comments or questions about the new series go to the website, Facebook or email,

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September 07, 2013
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Scott Rank is the host of the History Unplugged Podcast and a PhD in history who specialized in the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey. Before going down the academic route he worked as a journalist in Istanbul. He has written 12 history books on topics ranging from lost Bronze Age civilizations to the Age of Discovery. Some of his books include The Age of Illumination: Science, Technology, and Reason in the Middle Ages and History’s 9 Most Insane Rulers.. Learn more about him by going to
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