Tag: Bernard Malamud

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #120.1: Alice Munro

General Introduction – Where’s Nathan? – Recording at night – Listener feedback – On lost causes – A question for Nathan to answer later Situating Munro – Her life and times – Restraint, not pyrotechnics – Munro as a woman writer – Her contemporaries, influences, and heirs – Transparent writing – Munro and the New…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #112: Authenticity

General Introduction – Listener feedback – The Christian Feminist Podcast Beginning with Grammar – Reflection of essential being – The trouble with the term – Self-concept and projected self – Inauthenticity and hypocrisy Heideggerian Authenticity – What makes Dasein Dasein? – Death as Dasein’s ownmost – Authenticity vs. genuineness – Inauthentic attitudes toward death –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #110: Jewish-American Fiction

General Introduction – Listener feedback – Christian Humanist Profiles The Jewish Literary Explosion – Ex-minorities – Assimilation, on both sides – The face of intellectual America – Achievement in education – The New York Intellectuals – Stage and Screen – All-Americanness What Makes a Jewish Novel? – Is it a spectrum? – The Christian Humanist…

Christian Suffering and Divine Alienation

I know of no book more convicting than Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship; read this book closely and seriously enough, and you will likely have to stop calling yourself a Christian. Bonhoeffer’s stark and savage denunciation of Christendom surpasses even Kierkegaard’s and shines a floodlight on the reader’s embrace of civic religion and what…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #18: Sports

The music this week, at Nathan Gilmour’s request, is John Fogerty’s “Center Field.” What squadron is Fogerty’s favorite? General Introduction – A tribute to the Internet Monk – What’s on the blog? – Buy our merchandise! Our Experiences – Nathan’s seminary basketball league – The saddest story you’ve ever heard – What do we like…