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First Impressions #84: John Fea on the History of the American Bible Society

First Impressions #84: John Fea on the History of the American Bible Society

Arthur Remillard May 24, 2016 0

  The American Bible Society and the struggle for a “Christian America.” Art Remillard talks with . . .

First Impressions #83: Amira Jarmakani on Desert Romances and the War on Terror

First Impressions #83: Amira Jarmakani on Desert Romances and the War on Terror

Kristian Petersen May 10, 2016 0

  Popular “desert romance” novels reveal some of the cultural logic in the construction of . . .

It’s Trump–Now What? An Impolite Conversation Supplement

It’s Trump–Now What? An Impolite Conversation Supplement

Impolite Conversation May 10, 2016 0

In this supplement to our regular monthly show, Tim Hill and Dan Clanton talk about . . .

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 . . .

Impolite Conversation #11: Fracturing of the Christian Right and the Religious “Gender Gap”

Impolite Conversation #11: Fracturing of the Christian Right and the Religious “Gender Gap”

Impolite Conversation May 3, 2016 0

This month we talk to Carin Robinson, co-author of Onward Christian Soldiers:? The Religious Right . . .

First Impressions #81: Redskins: Insult and Brand by C. Richard King

First Impressions #81: Redskins: Insult and Brand by C. Richard King

Kristian Petersen April 26, 2016 0

  Exploiting an imagined “Native Americanness” for profit or pleasure is a common feature of . . .

Meredith Warren on Transformational Eating in Ancient Literature

Meredith Warren on Transformational Eating in Ancient Literature

Kristian Petersen April 19, 2016 0

  Divine food can give people access to privileged knowledge, supernatural realms, or transform them . . .

The Writer’s Shed: Peter Enns

The Writer’s Shed: Peter Enns

Charles Halton April 12, 2016 0

Charles Halton talks with Peter Enns about his new book, The Sin of Certainty, the . . .

First Impressions #80: Hector Avalos on the Impeachable Ethics of Jesus

First Impressions #80: Hector Avalos on the Impeachable Ethics of Jesus

Joseph Ryan Kelly April 12, 2016 0

Jesus may not have been the moral exemplar he is so often considered to be. . . .

First Impressions #79: Prasenjit Duara on Modernity and a Global Sustainable Future

First Impressions #79: Prasenjit Duara on Modernity and a Global Sustainable Future

Kristian Petersen April 5, 2016 0

Can the ideal of global sustainability serve as a modern form of transcendence? Kristian Petersen . . .