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EP 190: "Abusing Religion" w/Dr. Megan Goodwin

The Classical Ideas Podcast

Release Date: 01/17/2021

EP 206: How God Becomes Real w/Dr. Tanya Luhrman and Dr. Brian Carwana show art EP 206: How God Becomes Real w/Dr. Tanya Luhrman and Dr. Brian Carwana

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Dr. Tanya Luhrmann is the author of "How God Becomes Real" and is the Watkins University Professor in the Stanford Anthropology Department. She is a medical and psychological anthropologist, and also an anthropologist of religion. Dr. Brian Carwana Brian has a PhD in religion, a business degree, and worked as a strategy consultant. He is the Executive Director of Encounter World Religions where he has been teaching people about ethno-religious communities and facilitating actual “encounters” for  20 years. Purchase "How God Becomes Real" Visit Dr. Tanya Luhmann online Visit Dr....

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EP 205: Texts After Terror w/Dr. Rhiannon Graybill show art EP 205: Texts After Terror w/Dr. Rhiannon Graybill

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Dr. Rhiannon Graybill is Associate Professor of religious studies at Rhodes College and a scholar of the Hebrew Bible whose work brings together biblical texts and contemporary critical and cultural theory.  Her latest book,  Text After Terror: Rape, Sexual Violence, and the Hebrew Bible, is a study of sexual violence and rape in the Hebrew Bible and is out now from Oxford University Press.  

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EP204: Roman Catholic Womanpriests w/Dr. Jill Peterfeso show art EP204: Roman Catholic Womanpriests w/Dr. Jill Peterfeso

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Download "Womanpriest" for free as an eBook from Fordham Press here: Jill M. Peterfeso is Associate Professor in the Religious Studies Department at Guilford College. She is a cultural historian of American religion whose published scholarship focuses on gender and sexuality, resistance to authority, and social justice, specifically in Roman Catholicism and Mormonism. While some Catholics and even non-Catholics today are asking if priests are necessary, especially given the ongoing sex-abuse scandal, The Roman Catholic Womanpriests (RCWP) looks to reframe and reform Roman Catholic priesthood,...

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EP 203: Early Christian Magic w/Dr. Shaily Patel show art EP 203: Early Christian Magic w/Dr. Shaily Patel

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Dr. Shaily Patel is Assistant Professor of Early Christianity at Virginia Tech. She is an expert on ancient magic, early Christian literature, and ideological criticisms of the New Testament. She is currently writing a book about the ways in which early Christian writings featuring Simon Peter are caught between two simultaneous but opposing cultural trends: the allure of “magic” in the Roman imagination and the categorial vilifying of magicians among ancient writers. In her wider work, she is concerned with the problem of representation in historical accounts, especially the...

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EP 202: Himalayan Histories w/Swati Chawla show art EP 202: Himalayan Histories w/Swati Chawla

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Swati Chawla is assistant professor at the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, O.P. Jindal Global University and a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Virginia. Her doctoral research is focused on migration, citizenship-making, and contemporary Buddhisms in the Himalayan regions of postcolonial South Asia. Her masters and M.Phil. work focused on the Tibetan Buddhist female monastic tradition in exile. She hosts the Twitter channel . Follow Swati Chawla on Twitter: Visit Sacred Writes:

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EP201: Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and Gorampa Sonam Senge w/Dr. Constance Kassor show art EP201: Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and Gorampa Sonam Senge w/Dr. Constance Kassor

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Dr. Constance Kassor is an assistant professor of religious studies at Lawrence University, where she teaches courses on Buddhist thought and Asian religious traditions. Her research focuses on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, and she is currently involved in several projects related to the Madhyamaka philosophy of the 15th-century thinker, Gorampa Sonam Senge. She is also interested in religion and comics, women and gender minorities in Buddhism, pedagogy, and digital humanities.

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EP200: Early Christian Deathscapes w/Sarah F. Porter show art EP200: Early Christian Deathscapes w/Sarah F. Porter

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Sarah F. Porter (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D candidate in the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University with a concentration in New Testament / Early Christianity and a secondary field in archaeology. She holds an M.Div. from Vanderbilt University Divinity School with a certificate in gender, sexuality, and religion, and she earned her B.A. in English and Religion from Southwestern University. Currently, she is a William R. Tyler Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Her dissertation, “Early Christian Deathscapes,” examines the production and flow of affects...

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EP 199: Trafficking Hadassah and Book of Esther w/Dr. Ericka Shawndricka Dunbar show art EP 199: Trafficking Hadassah and Book of Esther w/Dr. Ericka Shawndricka Dunbar

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Ericka Shawndricka Dunbar (she/her/hers) is an adjunct professor at Spelman College (Atlanta, GA) in the Religious Studies Department. She received her Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (Old Testament) in May 2020 from Drew University. Her dissertation is interdisciplinary and focused on how the discipline of biblical studies is increasingly responsive to social issues, namely, sexual trafficking.  Dunbar’s dissertation, entitled “Trafficking Hadassah: An Africana Reading of Collective Trauma, Memory, and Identity in the Book of Esther and the African Diaspora,” is a dialogical...

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EP 198: Protestant Sex Scandals w/Dr. Suzanna Krivulskaya  show art EP 198: Protestant Sex Scandals w/Dr. Suzanna Krivulskaya

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Suzanna Krivulskaya (she/her/hers) is Assistant Professor of History at  where she teaches courses in U.S. and digital history. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in modern U.S. history and studies the relationship between sexuality and religion. Her current book project, tentatively titled Disgraced: How Sex Scandals Transformed American Protestantism, investigates how pastoral sex scandals have been covered in the popular press and how Protestant denominations and the reading public responded to the coverage. Her articles have...

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EP 197: We Who Must Die Demand a Miracle and MCC San Francisco w/Dr. Lynne Gerber show art EP 197: We Who Must Die Demand a Miracle and MCC San Francisco w/Dr. Lynne Gerber

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Dr. Lynne Gerber (she/her/hers) is an independent scholar. She is the author of Seeking the Straight and Narrow: Weight Loss and Sexual-Reorientation in Evangelical America (Chicago, 2011). She is currently working on a history of religion and HIV/AIDS in San Francisco. Read: "FOR CLERGY WHO MINISTERED THROUGH THE AIDS CRISIS COVID IS BOTH EERILY FAMILIAR AND PUZZLINGLY DIFFERENT" Listen: Dr. Lynne Gerber on "Sexing History" Podcast: 

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Megan Goodwin, PhD, is Program Director for Sacred Writes,
a Luce-funded project promoting public scholarship on religion hosted by Northeastern University. Her first book, Abusing Religion: Literary Persecutions, Sex Scandals, and American Minority Religions is available through Rutgers.

Visit Dr. Megan Goodwin's website here

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