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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October 10, 2022 00:33:14
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Environmental Lamentation and Hope in American Cultural History, with guest John Gatta, Sewanee: The University of the South

John Gatta is professor emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut and University of the South, Sewanee. At that latter institution he held, for many years, the distinguished William R. Kenan chair of English, and he’s a former guest of the BYU Humanities Center. He’s the author of several books including an elegant, and […] ...

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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 […] ...

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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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