Tag: Lionel Trilling

The Sectarian Review: An Invitation

Mark Greif recently published an essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education that considered the importance of Partisan Review in American intellectual life (http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-Wrong-With-Public/189921/). What Greif identified as important about PR, its intellectual cultural contribution, many listeners of the Christian Humanist network of podcasts desire to experience in our own historical moment. This is why…

Christian Humanist Profiles 12: Structuralism, Modern Literature, and Christianity

Anyone who’s spent any time at all with the New Testament is familiar with the opening sentences of the Gospel of John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart…

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 #120: God Is Dead?

General Introduction – A bunch of listener feedback – Nathan defends the dark ages – Is country music rural? – More on metamodernism – Signifying rappers with David Foster Wallace – Episodes on spiritual disciples? – David Godot The Gay Science – Translating fröliche – Shattering boundaries – Nietzsche and homosexuality – The dismal science…

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…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #109: Country Music

General Introduction – No listener feedback – Our sister podcasts Our Stories with Country Music – West Virginia immigrants – Neo-Traditionalism – Country music and the Klan – The Dixie Chicks’ fall from grace – Alternative country The Sources of Country Music – Transcending race but not class – The coalescing of Old Time –…

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 #100: Doxology

General Introduction – Spring Breaked, Spring Breaking, Will Spring Break – No listener feedback The Old 100th – Which tune? – A happy coincidence – Defining our terms – Words to frame God’s glory – Biblical doxologies Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow – A broadening experience – Our international outreach – Our own…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #21: Literary Criticism

That’s the end of Season 2, folks. We’ve had a great time doing the show, and we’re glad you listen. We explain our summer plans in the show itself. Keep listening, and keep reading! General Introduction – So long, Season 2 – Listener feedback – What’s on the blog? – Our summer plans and our…