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The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #163: Listener Feedback

The Christian Humanists respond to listener emails. [0:00] An announcement from David Grubbs! [5:05] Why Christian Existentialism? [9:12] Kierkegaard and Christendom [17:41] John McAdams and academic freedom [27:09] More holy fools [30:15] Episode suggestions [35:43] John Adams insults / Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution. Also, Assassin’s Creed [39:58] The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (and Fuller…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #125: The Great American Novel

General Introduction – Keeping the seat warm – Danny gets it right! – Listener feedback – Christian Humanist University Personal Definitions – Exemplifying American-ness – The changing representation of Huckleberry Finn – Shakespeare as American author – Subverting the American spirit – Great Novels from other countries The Nationalist Epic – Ex post facto epics…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #93.2: Pragmatism

General Introduction – Where’s Grubbs? – A programming note – Listener feedback C.S. Peirce – What do our sentences mean? – Synthesizing physical phenomena – Peirce as Father of Analytic Philosophy – The scientific method – Meaninglessness and falsity – His many systems William James – What makes philosophy “true”? – Ethical and aesthetic enjoyment…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #71: Humility

General Introduction – What’s not on the blog? – Thus begins the triptych of spring 2012 New Testament Humility – The ethics of humility – The Golden Rule, further – Christ’s kenosis and ours – Greatness requires great humility – Gregory the Great Servant Thomist Humility – Aristotelian balance – Seven virtues – The interconnectedness…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #48: Canons (Within Canons)

General Introduction – The end of an era – What we want on our statues – What’s on the blog? – Freshman comp clichés – More on DVD players in cars What is a Canon? – The Biblical Canon – Inclusion and exclusion – The Western Canon – The six types of criticism and canons…