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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August 02, 2021 00:50:15
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Theological Aesthetics and the Work of Michael O'Brien, with guest Rebekah Ann Lamb, University of St. Andrews

Rebekah Ann Lamb is Lecturer in Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St. Andrews. Her work explores intersections between theology, visual arts, and literature, and she has additional interests in Biblical Studies, Dante, and Christian Personalism, which asserts the ultimate value of persons, human and divine. We speak with her today about […] ...

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July 26, 2021 00:50:12
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Our Denial of Death and the Religious Impulse, with guest Kelsey Osgood, freelance writer

Kelsey Osgood is a freelance writer and the author of How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia. Her work has appeared in such venues as The New Yorker’s Culture Desk Blog, Time, Harper’s, the New York Times, and Salon. Recently, in Plough Quarterly, she published “The Yahrzeit of Ernest Becker,” a personal essay about coming to terms with large existential questions and […] ...

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July 12, 2021 00:50:35
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On Prayer and Abundance, with guest Tish Harrison Warren, Resurrection South Austin

The Reverend Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America, a former campus minister, and current writer-in-residence at Resurrection South Austin. She is a regular columnist for the magazine Christianity Today and has also written for such venues as The New York Times, Religion News Service, and Comment magazine. She […] ...

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July 05, 2021 00:46:20
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Faith and Literary Criticism, with guest Mark Knight, University of Lancaster

Mark Knight is Professor in Literature, Religion, and Victorian Studies at the University of Lancaster and also general editor of the journal Literature and Theology. Mark’s expertise includes nineteenth-century fiction, theology, and postsecular criticism. We talk about his 2019 book Good Words: Evangelicalism and the Victorian Novel, about the difference religion makes to how we understand […] ...

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June 21, 2021 00:41:37
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Virtues of Renewal, with guest Jeffrey Bilbro, Grove City College

Jeffrey Bilbro is associate professor of English at Grove City College, editor-in-chief at Front Porch Republic, and the author of several books, including Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry’s Sustainable Forms, published in 2019. Jeff discusses how Berry’s thinking stands in stark contrast to many of the norms and habits of modern society and how greater mindfulness of […] ...

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June 14, 2021 00:43:49
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Spirituality as Study and Practice, with Mary Frohlich, Catholic Theological Union (emerita)

Mary Frohlich is Professor Emerita of Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She is a former president of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality and also author of the 2019 book Breathed into Wholeness: Catholicity and Life in the Spirit. Mary believes that spirituality informs all aspects of life and being, not just our […] ...

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