When did Americans start making the claim that the United States was founded as a Christian nation? Why has this myth been so appealing? Dave Krueger talks with Steven K. Green about his new book Inventing a Christian America: the Myth of the Religious Founding, published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Steven is … Continue reading Interview w/Steven Green: Inventing a Christian America
Dave Krueger talks with Ranen Omer-Sherman about his new book Imagining the Kibbutz: Visions of Utopia in Literature and Film. Omer-Sherman is the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Louisville. This interview was originally released as Episode #44 of MRB Radio’s First Impressions program on August … Continue reading Interview w/Ranen Omer-Sherman: Imagining the Kibbutz
Dave Krueger talks with Christian C. Sahner about his book Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present. Sahner is a history research fellow at the University of Cambridge. This interview was originally released as Episode #41 of MRB Radio’s First Impressions program on July 22, 2015.
Dave Krueger talks with Joseph Laycock about his book Dangerous Games: What the Moral Panic over Role-Playing Games Says about Play, Religion, and Imagined Worlds. Laycock is an assistant professor of religion at Texas State University. This interview was originally released as Episode #39 of MRB Radio’s First Impressions program on June 23, … Continue reading Interview w/Joseph Laycock: Dangerous Games
How can we think theologically about the death of Trayvon Martin? What are the cultural and historical roots of "stand-your-ground" laws? How deeply embedded is white supremacy in the DNA of American culture? Dave Krueger talks with Kelly Brown Douglas about her book Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Douglas is … Continue reading Interview w/Author Kelly Brown Douglas: Stand Your Ground
Dave Krueger talks with Benjamin Zeller and Marie Dallam about their new book Religion, Food, and Eating in North America. Dallam is an assistant professor of religious studies at the Honors College of the University of Oklahoma and Zeller is an assistant professor of Lake Forest College in Illinois. This interview was originally released as … Continue reading Interview w/Authors Zeller & Dallam: Religion, Food, and Eating in North America
Dave Krueger talks with Allan Westphall about his book, Books and Religious Devotion: the Redemptive Reading of an Irishman in Nineteenth-Century New England. Westphall is an honorary research fellow at the University of St. Andrews. This interview was originally released as Episode #36 of MRB Radio’s First Impressions program on May16, 2015.
Why did some white, Protestant churches abandon Chicago neighborhoods during the post-WWII era while others stayed behind? Does theology and/or church polity make a difference? Dave Krueger talks with Mark T. Mulder about his book Shades of White Flight: Evangelical Congregations and Urban Departure. Mulder is an associate professor of sociology at Calvin College in … Continue reading Interview w/author Mark T. Mulder: Shades of White Flight