Tag: David Bentley Hart

Christian Humanist Profiles 169: That All Shall Be Saved

Download or Stream this Episode I remember translating the opening verses of 1 Timothy 2 for a Greek class in seminary.  I had read the passage in English, and I had read some who insisted that whatever the book means when it says that God “desires that all be saved,” it couldn’t possibly mean what…

Christian Humanist Profiles 127: The New Testament

Download or Stream this Episode Most of us Christians in the twenty-first century have a strong sense, even if not a theoretical account, that the New Testament is at once the legislator of our imaginations in ways that unbelievers miss and an utterly alien text, emerging from a strange world and insisting on a life…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #133: Psychology

General Introduction – Stay tuned ‘til the end for listener feedback Aristotelian Psychology – What does Aristotle mean by soul? – The soul and the body – Dante’s interpolation – Your undecaying mind – The final cause of the body – Types of souls – Thomas’s additions Christology and Psychology – The Nicene Creed –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #118: Metamodernism

General Introduction – Listener feedback – We talk about Mike Tyson for awhile What Is Postmodernism? – Modernism without the anxiety – Incredulity toward metanarratives – Playfulness and literary production – Local subjective truths – Ontology, not epistemology – Historicism in biblical studies – Postmodernist architecture – Whose metamodernism? – Smiling nihilism Postmodern Irony –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #104: Intellectuals

General Introduction – More weather talk – Feed problems Not Etymology but History – David turns to the OED – The Enlightenment – Byron’s parody – Intellectual vs. physical – Other terms and overlaps Intellectual, Scholar, Academic, Man of Letters – Defined against one another – Ranges of interests – Career tracks – Levels of…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #98: Ode on a Grecian Urn

General Introduction – We read the poem – Happy snow—happy, happy snow! – No listener feedback The Great Odes of 1819 – What do they have in common? – Experimentation with sonnets – The lyric tradition – Meditations on inner states – What is an ode, anyway? “Grecian Urn” and British Romanticism – The production…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #95: Plato's Aesthetics

General Introduction – Dry, bleeding Kansas – Hardcore listener feedback Ancient Greek Art – Our access to it – Black and red, figure and background – The Parthenon – Classical tragedy and comedy – Other poetry – Music – What did the statues look like? The Republic and Art – The educational argument – Plato’s…

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 #79: The Doctor Is In!

General Introduction – Welcome back! – A hot Minnesota August – Nathan’s premature semester – Looking forward to David’s J-Term – Prolegomena to Rock – Listener feedback – Can we get Nathan to rap? – Like us on Facebook Explain the Encyclopedia – A long ride on an elevator – Introduction to Contemporary Christian Theology…