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The Poetry of Truth Series

This series originally recorded in 1995 began with a presentation on Mark Twain's posthumously published  "The United States of Lyncherdom". It was later thought that, although a valuable piece, it would be better presented on its own and not used as an introduction to the Gospel of Luke. However, you will hear an occasional reference to this at points in these reflections. A link to the public domain Twain essay is provided above.

The presentations were originally recorded on audio cassette tapes. These are being remastered and edited to make them available in the digital audio formats of CD and MP3. Because the length of the tapes was often longer than can be made to fit on a CD (and the MP3 files are duplicates of the CDs) the breaks between some of the presentations occur in the middle of a CD/MP3. Excerpts from these presentations are also being made available on Gil Bailie's weblog.

The author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke, is traditionally known as a sophisticated non-Jew Hellenist and perhaps a physician.He was an early convert to the Christian faith, most likely through the preaching of St. Paul.  But as Gil Bailie points out in this presentation, Luke is above all a gifted teller of tales - or rather a re-teller of tales.  The stories in Luke's gospel are vivid and distinctive among the synoptic gospels. 
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Poetry of Truth - Gospel of Luke 13 CD Album
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Poetry of Truth - Gospel of Luke 13 CD Album
All 13 CDs in the Poetry of Truth - Gospel of Luke series encased in a vinyl binder.
Poetry of Truth Part 1 - CD
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Poetry of Truth Part 1 - CD
Part 1 of the 1995 series on the Gospel of Luke
Poetry of Truth Part 2 - CD
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Poetry of Truth Part 2 - CD
Part 2 of the 1995 series on the Gospel of Luke
Poetry of Truth Part 3 - CD
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Poetry of Truth Part 3 - CD
Part 3 of the Poetry of Truth. Jesus' command to love one's enemies. The generative mimetic scapegoating mechanism. Can the blind lead the blind?
Poetry of Truth Part 4 - CD
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Poetry of Truth Part 4 - CD
Gil Bailie begins the forth part of the Poetry of Truth CD/MP3 series with a reflection on the theme of ‘the remnant’ – these are those followers of Jesus who just could not put the two ideas of Jesus’ suffering and glory together.
Poetry of Truth Part 5 - CD
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Poetry of Truth Part 5 - CD
In Part 5 of the Poetry of Truth the topics of ethnicity like that between Jews and Samaritans, the blinding effects of pride in our superior knowledge and ability as in the enlightenment, and finally the parable of the Good Samaritan are presented.
Poetry of Truth Part 6 - CD
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Poetry of Truth Part 6 - CD
In the 6th part of the Poetry of Truth series Gil Bailie pauses in his reflections on the Gospel of Luke at the end of chapter 10 to inquire into the unique Christian understanding of the Trinitarian nature of God.
Poetry of Truth Part 7 - CD
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Poetry of Truth Part 7 - CD
Gil Bailie begins the 7th CD in the Poetry of Truth series with a reflection on Jesus’ admonition to “stay alert”, to be watchful even in the night…but from an epistemological perspective rather than a literal one. Chapters 12 to 15 are explored.
Poetry of Truth Part 8 - CD
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Poetry of Truth Part 8 - CD
The 8th CD/MP3 in the Poetry of Truth series begins with Gil Bailie continuing with the Prodigal Son parable. Then moving into what he viewed as a confusing part of Luke’s Gospel, chapters 16 to 19, Mr. Bailie sees something brooding on the horizon.
Poetry of Truth Part 9 - CD
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Poetry of Truth Part 9 - CD
Part 9 of the Poetry of Truth series continues with Mr. Bailie’s reflections on ancient Peruvian Moche culture and its sacrificial center. The Enlightenment's turn towards Greek rationality shows a similar aversion to seeing the victim at its center.
Poetry of Truth Part 10 - CD
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Poetry of Truth Part 10 - CD
The 10th CD/MP3 in the Poetry of Truth series follows from Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem through the events prior to the Passion; from Luke 20:9, the parable of the tenants, through Luke 21:28 and the apocalyptic eschatological vision.
Poetry of Truth Part 11 - CD
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Poetry of Truth Part 11 - CD
The 11th CD/MP3 in the Poetry of Truth series begins the reflections on Luke’s narrative on the betrayal, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus in chapters 21 and 22 from an anthropological approach. How are the ‘sins of the world’ taken away?
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