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Interviews with Divinity / GDR Faculty About Recent or Forthcoming Publications

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William Franke Chance Woods

New! William Franke talks about his book Secular Scriptures: Modern Theological Poetics in the Wake of Dante   Recorded March 6, 2017

Joining the conversation is Chance Woods, a doctoral candidate in English using Franke's book in an Introduction to Poetry class.

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Robert Alter

Visiting lecturer Robert Alter talks about scholarly trajectories, disciplinary identity, and translation   Recorded January 30, 2017

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Bruce Rogers-Vaughn

Bruce Rogers-Vaughn talks about his book Caring for Souls in a Neoliberal Age   Recorded January 24, 2017

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Lenn Goodman

Lenn Goodman talks about his book Judaism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation   Recorded December 13, 2016

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Joerg Rieger Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger

Joerg Rieger and Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger talk about their book Unified We Are a Force: How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America's Inequalities   Recorded November 17, 2016

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Volney Gay

Volney Gay talks about his book On the Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of American Slavery   Recorded October 27, 2016

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Bruce Morrill

Bruce Morrill talks about his book The Essential Writings of Bernard Cooke: A Narrative Theology of Church, Sacrament and Ministry   Recorded August 31, 2016

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Ellen Armour

Ellen Armour talks about her book Signs & Wonders: Theology After Modernity   Recorded May 11, 2016

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Idit Dobbs-Weinstein

Idit Dobbs-Weinstein talks about her book Spinoza's Critique of Religion and its Heirs: Marx, Benjamin, Adorno   Recorded September 10, 2015

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Lenn Goodman

Lenn Goodman talks about the book Lenn E. Goodman : Judaism, Humanity, and Nature , edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes   Recorded March 31, 2015

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David Michelson

David Michelson talks about his book The Practical Christology of Philoxenos of Mabbug   Recorded March 3, 2015

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Robin Jensen Patout Burns

Robin Jensen and Patout Burns talk about their book Christianity in Roman Africa: The Development of Its Practices and Beliefs   Recorded January 30, 2015

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Jaco Hamman

Jaco Hamman talks about his book Becoming a Pastor: Forming Self and Soul for Ministry (revised and updated edition)   Recorded December 11, 2014

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Christopher Paris

Christopher Paris talks about his book Narrative Obtrusion in the Hebrew Bible   Recorded November 17, 2014

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David Michelson

David Michelson talks about Syriaca.org, the Syriac Reference Portal   Recorded November 14, 2014

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Lenn Goodman

Lenn Goodman talks about his book Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body , co-authored by D. Gregory Caramenico Recorded September 19, 2014

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Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman

Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman talks about his book The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt   Recorded April 4, 2014

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Lenn Goodman

Lenn Goodman talks about his book Religious Pluralism and Values in the Public Sphere   Recorded March 6, 2014

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Jack Sasson

Jack Sasson talks about his book Judges 1-12: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary   Recorded October 21, 2013

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William Franke

William Franke talks about his book A Philosophy of the Unsayable   Recorded July 17, 2013

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Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman

Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman talks about A Jew's Best Friend?: The Image of the Dog throughout Jewish History (which he co-edited with Rakefet Zalashik)   Recorded June 13, 2013

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Sandra Barnes

Sandra Barnes talks about her book Live Long and Prosper: How Black Megachurches Address HIV/AIDS and Poverty in the Age of Prosperity Theology   Recorded February 6, 2013

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Paul Lim

Paul Lim talks about his book Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England   Recorded October 19, 2012

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Bruce Morrill

Bruce Morrill talks about his book Encountering Christ in the Eucharist: The Paschal Mystery in People, Word, and Sacrament   Recorded September 14, 2012

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Diane Sasson

Diane Sasson talks about her book Yearning for the New Age: Laura Holloway-Langford and Late Victorian Spirituality   Recorded July 20, 2012

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William Franke

William Franke talks about his book Dante and the Sense of Transgression: "The Trespass of the Sign"   Recorded April 20, 2012

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Bonnie Miller-McLemore

Bonnie Miller-McLemore talks about the book The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology (which she edited and to which she contributed the introduction)   Recorded April 19, 2012

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Melissa Snarr

Melissa Snarr talks about her book All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement   Recorded January 27, 2012

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John McClure

John McClure talks about his book Mashup Religion: Pop Music and Theological Invention   Recorded January 19, 2012

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Daniel Patte

Daniel Patte talks about the book Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (which he edited and to which he contributed articles)   Recorded July 27, 2011

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Robin Jensen

Robin Jensen talks about her book Living Water: Images, Symbols, and Settings of Early Christian Baptism   Recorded May 6, 2011

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William Franke

William Franke talks about his book The Revelation of Imagination: From the Bible and Homer through Virgil and Augustine to Dante   Recorded December 2, 2010

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Lenn Goodman Richard McGregor

Lenn Goodman and Richard McGregor talk about their book The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn   Recorded October 26, 2010

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Shaul Kelner

Shaul Kelner talks about his book Tours That Bind: Diaspora, Pilgrimage, and Israeli Birthright Tourism   Recorded August 13, 2010

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Dennis Dickerson

Dennis Dickerson talks about his books African Methodism and Its Wesleyan Heritage: Reflections on AME Church History and African American Preachers and Politics: The Careys of Chicago   Recorded July 21, 2010

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Lenn Goodman

Lenn Goodman talks about his book Creation and Evolution   Recorded June 14, 2010

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Douglas Knight

Douglas Knight talks about his book Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel   Recorded May 6, 2010

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