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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April 12, 2021 00:44:57
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On Seeing and Becoming Like God — the Long Christian History, with guest Arthur Holder

Arthur Holder is a priest of the Episcopal Church and also a historian and professor of Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, where for many years he served as dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs. His current research explores how medieval Christians imagined what it means to see God and become […] ...

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March 29, 2021 00:43:28
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Holy Saturday, Faith Crisis, and the Poetry of R.S. Thomas, with guest Richard McLauchlan

The twentieth-century Welsh poet R.S. Thomas has been called a poet of Holy Saturday. Holy Saturday falls between the day of Christ’s crucifixion and the morning of His resurrection. Commemorative of Christ’s descent to the realm of the dead, Holy Saturday, and the poetry of R.S. Thomas, also speak evocatively to times when we feel […] ...

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March 22, 2021 00:48:19
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Art + Faith, with guest Makoto Fujimura

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 + Faith, published in January of this year by Yale University Press. On […] ...

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March 15, 2021 00:50:35
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Public Theology and the Common Good, with guest Anne Snyder, Comment Magazine

On this episode of the Faith and Imagination podcast, we spoke with Anne Snyder. Anne is editor-in-chief of Comment Magazine, a national venue for public theology, and she founded their partner project Breaking Ground, a collaborative web commons created to address the crises of the past year with wisdom, imagination, and hope. She is also the author of the book The Fabric of Character: A […] ...

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March 08, 2021 00:46:50
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Faith in Poetry, with guest Michael D. Hurley, Cambridge University

We sometimes playfully label things we love – a great movie, a sporting event, a delectable meal – “religious experiences.” But today’s guest, Professor Michael D. Hurley of Cambridge University, says that some well-known English authors sought earnestly to create precisely that kind of experience, a religious experience, through their poetry. Professor Hurley teaches at […] ...

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March 01, 2021 00:42:51
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Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis, with guest Sarah Bachelard, Benedictus Contemplative Church

How do we experience God in a time of crisis? Which may be to ask, how do we experience God? How do we experience a disruption of our sense of identity and purpose that transforms us and calls us to a new way of life? Our guest on this episode of the Faith and Imagination […] ...

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