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First Impressions #102: Birgit Meyer on Ghana’s Hollywood

First Impressions #102: Birgit Meyer on Ghana’s Hollywood

David M. Krueger March 17, 2017 0

Christianity has greatly shaped popular filmmaking in Ghana. Kristian Petersen talks with Birgit Meyer, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Utrecht, about her new book Sensational Movies: Video, Vision, and Christianity in

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First Impressions #98: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer on Race, Hip Hop, and Muslim Cool

First Impressions #98: Su’ad Abdul Khabeer on Race, Hip Hop, and Muslim Cool

David M. Krueger December 6, 2016 0

African American culture plays a critical role in the construction Muslim American identity. Dave Krueger speaks with Su’ad Abdul Khabeer about her new book Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United

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The Indie Scholar Podcast w/Dave Krueger

The Indie Scholar Podcast w/Dave Krueger

David M. Krueger November 18, 2016 0

We all know that successful completion of graduate school does not guarantee a job with a living wage. Today, more than 50% of faculty appointments are part time and over 70% are NON-tenured positions. It is increasingly difficult

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The Annual Marginalia Radio Book Guide for #SBLAAR16

The Annual Marginalia Radio Book Guide for #SBLAAR16

David M. Krueger November 16, 2016 0

First Impressions is a Marginalia Review of Books podcast featuring authors of some of the most important new books in religion, history, culture, and theology. Through the hard work our co-hosts Arthur Remillard, David M. Krueger, Kristian

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First Impressions #97: Emily Suzanne Clark on Afro-Creole Spiritualism in New Orleans

First Impressions #97: Emily Suzanne Clark on Afro-Creole Spiritualism in New Orleans

David M. Krueger November 14, 2016 0

  Messages from the spirit world offered an Afro-Creole community in New Orleans a forum for political activism inspired by republican ideals. Dave Krueger speaks with Emily Suzanne Clark about her book, A Luminous

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First Impressions # 93: Julie Holcomb on the Quaker Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy

First Impressions # 93: Julie Holcomb on the Quaker Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy

David M. Krueger October 11, 2016 0

How can the simple choice of a men’s suit be a moral statement and a political act? When the suit is made of free-labor wool rather than slave-grown cotton. In this interview, Dave Krueger speaks

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First Impressions #89: Religion, Science, and Conflict in American Public Life

First Impressions #89: Religion, Science, and Conflict in American Public Life

David M. Krueger August 22, 2016 0

Why do religion and science often appear in conflict in America’s public sphere? The more fundamental divide is between how media elites and ordinary Americans understand what constitutes good debate. Dave Krueger interviews Michael S. Evans about

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First Impressions #85: Elizabeth Pérez on Religion in the Kitchen

First Impressions #85: Elizabeth Pérez on Religion in the Kitchen

David M. Krueger June 14, 2016 0

In Afro-Caribbean traditions, kitchen work is not merely a mundane activity. Cooking for the orishas is a means of spiritual transformation. Dave Krueger speaks with Elizabeth Pérez about her new book Religion in the

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First Impressions #82: Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez on the Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

First Impressions #82: Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez on the Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

David M. Krueger May 3, 2016 0

  In the nineteenth-century United States, the Virgin Mary appealed to Protestants just as much as she did to Catholics. Dave Krueger speaks with Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez an assistant professor of religion at Temple

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First Impressions #76: Grawemeyer Award Winner in Religion: Susan R. Holman

First Impressions #76: Grawemeyer Award Winner in Religion: Susan R. Holman

David M. Krueger March 14, 2016 0

Why is religion so important for thinking about global health today? This a special edition of First Impressions featuring the winner of the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Susan R. Holman talks about her book

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