Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast

How do we envision our highest ideals and deepest commitments? How do we name and express our most expansive sense of who we are? The Faith and Imagination podcast explores these questions by conversing with ...more

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September 26, 2022 00:35:14
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The Scandal of Holiness, with guest Jessica Hooten Wilson, Pepperdine University

Jessica Hooten Wilson is the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University and senior fellow at Trinity Forum. She’s the author and editor of several books, including Giving the Devil His Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov, which won a book of the year award in arts and culture from Christianity Today in 2019, and a […] ...

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September 19, 2022 00:40:39
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The Hunger for Home, with guest Matthew Croasmun, Yale University

Matthew Croasmun is Associate Research Scholar and the Director of the Life Worth Living program at the Yale Center for Faith & Culture and a Lecturer of Divinity and Humanities at Yale University. He’s also a staff pastor at the Elm City Vineyard Church, a dynamic, diverse, urban church he helped found in 2007 and where […] ...

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May 02, 2022 00:30:06
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Season 2 Recap: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

Host Matthew Wickman and producers Abby Thatcher and Bobbe May talk about Season 2 of the podcast, discussing meaningful themes and ideas from each of our season’s wonderful guests. They also look ahead to Season 3, beginning in September 2022. ...

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April 18, 2022 00:56:39
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On Writing of Spiritual Things, with guest Charles Shiro Inouye, Tufts University

Matt engages today in conversation with Charles Shiro Inouye [Ee-No-Oo-Eh], Professor of Japanese Literature and Visual Culture at Tufts University, where he has served as both a department chair and dean of the colleges for undergraduate education. Charles is the author and editor of several important books in Japanese literature and culture. Last year, he published a poignant and compelling memoir titled Zion Earth Zen Sky in the Neal A. Maxwell Living Faith series. As Matt has his own book coming out soon in that series, he talks with Charles about Charles’s beautiful book and also the experience of writing a spiritual memoir – the challenges and rewards it presents and the ways one’s academic training both assists and impedes that endeavor. ...

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April 11, 2022 00:59:21
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Finding Christ in Poetry, with guest Paul J. Pastor, poet

Paul J. Pastor is a poet and writer who lives in Oregon. He also serves as editor for two Christian imprints at Penguin Random House. We speak with him today about his remarkable recent collection of poems, Bower Lodge, which focuses exquisite attention on the natural world and discerns through its abundant traces of the divine. ...

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April 04, 2022 00:50:50
Permeable Selfhood, or, The Persons within Persons We Are, with guest Barbara Newman, Northwestern University

Permeable Selfhood, or, The Persons within Persons We Are, with guest Barbara Newman, Northwestern University

Barbara Newman is the John Evans Professor of Latin and Professor of English, Classics, and History at Northwestern University. She’s the author of a dozen books, including a new one we discuss today. Titled The Permeable Self: Five Medieval Relationships, the book explores the phenomenon of coinherence – the deep, inextricable influences on our personhood by […] ...

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