Tag: John Steinbeck

Christian Humanist Profiles 45: Literature as Spiritual Experience

There are winners and losers every time intellectual capital changes hands. But the upside of that process is that there are always figures from the past who are ready to be rediscovered and repurposed for a new generation. One of the literary critics who suffered from the poststructuralist revolution in the late 1960s is the…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #134: Cain

General Introduction – Nathan levels up! – Listener feedback – Christian naturism – Rogers, Rogers everywhere – Telos and Matthew 5:48 – Christian college and losing one’s faith – The problem with universal morality The Genesis Account – The first mortal born of humans – A function name, not an origin name – Cain’s sacrifice…

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 #89: Flannery O'Connor

General Introduction – This time David’s sick – Advising time – Old English – Listener feedback Who Was Flannery O’Connor? – Contemporary popularity – Iowa Writer’s Workshop – Christian theology – Appeal to the layman – Lupus and teleology – Other Southern writers “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” – In conversation, in the…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #47: Travel

General Introduction – The Dennis Miller ratio – What’s on the blog? And where’s that McLaren review? – On the rhetoric trilogy – A string of feel-good clichés Beginning with the Personal – David’s frequent road trips – Nathan’s front porch – Michial stays in the hotel room – Planes, planes, planes – Email us:…