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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November 28, 2022 00:41:48
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Christian Poetry in America since 1940, with guests Micah Mattix (Regent University) and Sally Thomas (poetry editor for The New York Sun)

Micah Mattix is poetry editor at First Things and professor of English at Regent University in Virginia. He has published a book of essays on poetry titled The Soul is a Stranger in This World, and his criticism has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The National Review. Sally Thomas is the author of the poetry […] ...

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November 21, 2022 00:37:13
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Spiritual, Healing Perception in Nature, with guest Douglas Christie, Loyola Marymount University

Douglas E. Christie is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. His books include The Insurmountable Darkness of Love: Mysticism, Loss, and the Common Life and The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology. His work explores the early foundations of Christianity and connects its spiritual traditions to important issues in our modern world. […] ...

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November 07, 2022 00:47:30
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Highlighted Episode: Art as a Window into the Divine, with guest Katie Kresser, Seattle Pacific University

This week we highlight a past episode of our Faith and Imagination Podcast. Katie Kresser is a Professor of Art History at Seattle Pacific University and author of the 2019 book Bezalel’s Body: The Death of God and the Birth of Art. On this episode, Matthew Wickman, founding director of the BYU Humanities Center, speaks with […] ...

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October 31, 2022 00:35:16
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The Religious Turn of One of America’s Finest Poets, Denise Levertov, with Cristina Gámez-Fernández, University of Córdoba

Denise Levertov was an outstanding poet who became one of the finest religious poets of the twentieth century, or any century. Cristina Gámez-Fernández is an outstanding scholar of Levertov’s work, and she joins the podcast to discuss Levertov’s religious poetry in the context of her distinguished career. Gámez-Fernández teaches at the University of Córdoba in […] ...

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October 24, 2022 00:41:12
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Life to the Whole Being: The Spiritual Memoir of a Literature Professor, with Matthew Wickman and George Handley, BYU

Matthew Wickman is a professor of English at Brigham Young University. He served as the founding director of the BYU Humanities Center the past 10 years and is currently the host of this podcast, while also being the associate coordinator of BYU’s Faith and Imagination Institute. Matthew published an evocative book this year entitled “Life […] ...

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October 17, 2022 00:36:08
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The Mysticism of Ordinary Life, with guest Andrew Prevot, Boston College

Andrew Prevot is an associate professor of Theology at Boston College. He is the author of the award-winning book Thinking Prayer: Theology and Spirituality amid the Crises of Modernity (2015), and we talk today about a new book to be published next year by Oxford University Press: The Mysticism of Ordinary Life. ...

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