Martyrdom: Transcendence on the Rack


We've all seen images of saints and martyrs rising above their torments, but is it really possible to find transcendence on the rack? In this episode, Robert and Julie look into the connections between physical pain and religious experience.

Martyrdom: Transcendence on the Rack

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