The Gift, Challenge, and Vocation of Living and Teaching Spiritually, with Barbara Quinn, RSCJ, Boston College

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
The Gift, Challenge, and Vocation of Living and Teaching Spiritually, with Barbara Quinn, RSCJ, Boston College
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Barbara Quinn RSCJ is a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada province, and a President Emeritus of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, or SSCS. She is also Associate Director of Spiritual Formation at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. We speak today about the lecture she …

Learning to Love Art through the Eyes of Faith with Russ Ramsey, Pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Learning to Love Art through the Eyes of Faith with Russ Ramsey, Pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville
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Russ Ramsey is a pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and is the author of several books, including Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death. We speak today about his latest book, Rembrandt Is in the Wind: Learning to Love Art through the Eyes of Faith, published in 2022 by Zondervan Press. I’m Matthew Wickman …

Contemplative Realism, or, Spiritual Life in Fiction with guest Joshua Hren, Wiseblood Books and University of St. Thomas, Houston

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Contemplative Realism, or, Spiritual Life in Fiction with guest Joshua Hren, Wiseblood Books and University of St. Thomas, Houston
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Joshua Hren is founder of Wiseblood Books and co-founder of the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of St. Thomas, Houston. His essays and poems have appeared in such venues as First Things, Catholic World Report, New Oxford Review, and LOGOS. His books include the novel Infinite Regress and a volume of poems titled Last Things, First Things, and Other …

Some Favorite Books We Read in 2022, with guest George Handley, Brigham Young University

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Some Favorite Books We Read in 2022, with guest George Handley, Brigham Young University
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As the door closes on 2022, reflecting upon what we’ve learned, where we’ve been, and what we’ve read proves to be a thoughtful and important experience. In this episode, Matthew Wickman and George Handley rejoin to discuss a few of the insights and learning experiences they’ll be taking into this upcoming year coming from some of their …

Highlighted Episode: Music of Eternity: Meditations for Advent, with Robyn Wrigley-Carr, Alphacrusis College

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
Highlighted Episode: Music of Eternity: Meditations for Advent, with Robyn Wrigley-Carr, Alphacrusis College
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This week we highlight a past episode of our Faith and Imagination Podcast. 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’s written extensively about the 20th century Anglo-Catholic …

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

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
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

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
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

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
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

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
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

Faith and Imagination: A BYU Humanities Center Podcast
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 …