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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December 13, 2021 00:45:26
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Music for Eternity: Meditations for Advent, with guest Robyn Wrigley-Carr, Alphacrucis College

Robyn Wrigley-Carr is Associate Professor in Theology and Spirituality at Alphacrucis College in Sydney, Australia. She serves on the editorial board and is book review editor for The Journal for the Study of Spirituality. She has written extensively about the twentieth century Anglo-Catholic writer, mystic, and spiritual retreat leader Evelyn Underhill, and is the author […] ...

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December 06, 2021 00:52:48
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Faith Crisis and a Franciscan Response, with guest Daniel P. Horan, St. Mary's College

Daniel P. Horan is Director of the Center for Spirituality and Professor of Philosophy and Religion at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. He’s the author of several books, most recently A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege and The Way of the Franciscans: A Prayer Journey through Lent, both published in 2021. A Franciscan friar, Dan is also […] ...

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November 29, 2021 00:51:02
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Highlighted Episode: On Prayer and Abundance, with guest Tish Harrison Warren, Resurrection South Austin

This past summer, the Reverend Tish Harrison Warren and Matthew Wickman, Founding Director of the BYU Humanities Center, discussed prayer and abundance together on our podcast. Now, during this season of thanksgiving and considering upon abundance in our lives, and in the lives of those we love, we have decided to highlight this episode. In […] ...

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November 15, 2021 00:50:43
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The Art of Christian Reflection, with guest Heidi J. Hornik, Baylor University

Heidi J. Hornik is Professor of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Baylor University. A recent guest at BYU, she’s also the author of several books, including one we discuss with her today, The Art of Christian Reflection. ...

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November 08, 2021 00:51:26
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Shakespeare, Religion, and Literary Criticism, with guest Charles LaPorte, University of Washington

Charles LaPorte is Professor of English at the University of Washington and the author of two excellent books on the intersection of literature and religion: Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible, published in 2011, and, just this year, The Victorian Cult of Shakespeare: Bardology in the Nineteenth Century. We discuss ways that nineteenth-century readers engaged Shakespeare as […] ...

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October 25, 2021 00:33:26
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The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice Part 2, with guest Patrick Saint-Jean, Creighton University

Last week, Matthew Wickman, founding director of the BYU Humanities Center, and Patrick Saint-Jean began their discussion of Patrick’s remarkable new book titled The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditations with Ignatius of Loyola. They talked about Patrick’s international education, as he is a native of Haiti and has degrees from universities in France, […] ...

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