Christian Poetry in America since 1940, with guests Micah Mattix (Regent University) and Sally Thomas (poetry editor for The New York Sun)

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Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Christian Poetry in America since 1940, with guests Micah Mattix (Regent University) and Sally Thomas (poetry editor for The New York Sun)
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Micah Mattix is poetry editor at First Things and professor of English at Regent University in Virginia. He has published a book of essays on poetry titled The Soul is a Stranger in This World, and his criticism has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The National Review. Sally Thomas is the author of the poetry …

Spiritual, Healing Perception in Nature, with guest Douglas Christie, Loyola Marymount University

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Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Spiritual, Healing Perception in Nature, with guest Douglas Christie, Loyola Marymount University
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Douglas E. Christie is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. His books include The Insurmountable Darkness of Love: Mysticism, Loss, and the Common Life and The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology. His work explores the early foundations of Christianity and connects its spiritual traditions to important issues in our modern world. …

Highlighted Episode: Art as a Window into the Divine, with guest Katie Kresser, Seattle Pacific University

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Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Highlighted Episode: Art as a Window into the Divine, with guest Katie Kresser, Seattle Pacific University
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This week we highlight a past episode of our Faith and Imagination Podcast. Katie Kresser is a Professor of Art History at Seattle Pacific University and author of the 2019 book Bezalel’s Body: The Death of God and the Birth of Art. On this episode, Matthew Wickman, founding director of the BYU Humanities Center, speaks with …

The Religious Turn of One of America’s Finest Poets, Denise Levertov, with Cristina Gámez-Fernández, University of Córdoba

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Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
The Religious Turn of One of America’s Finest Poets, Denise Levertov, with Cristina Gámez-Fernández, University of Córdoba
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Denise Levertov was an outstanding poet who became one of the finest religious poets of the twentieth century, or any century. Cristina Gámez-Fernández is an outstanding scholar of Levertov’s work, and she joins the podcast to discuss Levertov’s religious poetry in the context of her distinguished career. Gámez-Fernández teaches at the University of Córdoba in …

Life to the Whole Being: The Spiritual Memoir of a Literature Professor, with Matthew Wickman and George Handley, BYU

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Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Life to the Whole Being: The Spiritual Memoir of a Literature Professor, with Matthew Wickman and George Handley, BYU
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Matthew Wickman is a professor of English at Brigham Young University. He served as the founding director of the BYU Humanities Center the past 10 years and is currently the host of this podcast, while also being the associate coordinator of BYU’s Faith and Imagination Institute. Matthew published an evocative book this year entitled “Life …

The Mysticism of Ordinary Life, with guest Andrew Prevot, Boston College

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Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
The Mysticism of Ordinary Life, with guest Andrew Prevot, Boston College
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Andrew Prevot is an associate professor of Theology at Boston College. He is the author of the award-winning book Thinking Prayer: Theology and Spirituality amid the Crises of Modernity (2015), and we talk today about a new book to be published next year by Oxford University Press: The Mysticism of Ordinary Life.

Environmental Lamentation and Hope in American Cultural History, with guest John Gatta, Sewanee: The University of the South

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Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Environmental Lamentation and Hope in American Cultural History, with guest John Gatta, Sewanee: The University of the South
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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 …

The Scandal of Holiness, with guest Jessica Hooten Wilson, Pepperdine University

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Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
The Scandal of Holiness, with guest Jessica Hooten Wilson, Pepperdine University
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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 …

“The Hunger for Home”, with guest Matthew Croasmun, Yale University

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Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
"The Hunger for Home", with guest Matthew Croasmun, Yale University
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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 …

Season 2 Recap: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

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Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Season 2 Recap: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward
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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.