Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast

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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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March 21, 2022 00:49:14
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God's Peaceful Presence in Seasons of War, with guest Irena Dragaš Jansen, writer

Irena Dragaš Jansen is a freelance writer who explores the power of art and faith. During the 1990s, she and her family were refugees of the war in Croatia and Bosnia. Now a US citizen and married to her husband, Scott, she is pursuing a master’s degree in art history at George Mason University and […] ...

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March 14, 2022 00:48:46
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Highlighted Episode: Art + Faith, with guest Makoto Fujimura, contemporary artist

This week, we highlight a past episode of our Faith and Imagination podcast. Makoto Fujimura is an acclaimed contemporary artist whose work has been exhibited across the world. He is founder of the International Arts Movement and a former presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts. Most recently, he is the author of Art […] ...

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