Tag: Michel Foucault

Christian Humanist Profiles 114: The Church, Authority, and Foucault

Download or Stream this Episode Those who recognize the name Michel Foucault might think of him as the strange heir to the legacies of Marx and Nietzsche, a thinker who preferred the idiosyncratic genealogy to the grand systematic history and a writer whose narration of power-relations in realms as diverse as the prison, the home,…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #146.1: Listener Feedback

David and Nathan answer your listener emails today while Michial assesses outcomes for his college. [04:11] Let your sins be strong? [10:21] Robert Louis Stevenson [13:41] Some episode suggestions from Australia [19:25] Suburban corrections [23:53] Thomas and the Ontological Argument [32:35] Thomas and the Cosmological Argument [38:44] Christian Humanist pilgrimages [44:00] Neil Postman and the…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #140: Answers to Your Questions

We answer your emails today! If you’d like to be included on a future listener-feedback episode, send your comments, complaints, critiques, or criticism to thechristianhumanist@gmail.com. Here are the time marks for the individual emails and subjects, should you wish to skip ahead. [03:05] Mark Heard and listener feedback about listener feedback. (See below.) [04:29] Karl…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #135: Songs of Innocence and Experience

General Introduction – Some eschatology – Listener feedback – A Dante omission – A dedicated After Virtue episode? – Jacques Barzun on baseball – YOLO, tower libraries – Cain and the Alien series Poet and Prophet – Rival powers – The invisible chains across the Atlantic – Human goodness and human freedom – Struggle and…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #126.1: Postmodernism 101

General Introduction – Snowpocalypse, Round Two – Sprezzatura, sprezzatura – Listener feedback – American folk The Postmodern Condition – The age of networked computers – Incredulity toward metanarratives – Speculation and emancipation – What counts as knowledge(s)? – Description or prescription Foucault – Structuralism begets poststructuralism – Power manifesting itself in society – Pessimistic description…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #45: Language Is Sermonic

General Introduction – Sweaty technology – In which we creep up on fifty – Name-dropping with Nathan Gilmour – Giving the listeners what they want How English Departments Used to Work – The rise and fall of rhetoric – Charles Eliot changes everything – Authors and periods and other literary matters – The populist origins…

I Link. I'm Gonna Kill Myself.

(Yeah, I’m proud of that title.) Who should determine the course of Christian theology–pastors or professors? (I guess no one’s arguing for bloggers or, um, English teachers.) A model for the new literary humanism. Leo Tolstoy’s descendants and fans want the Russian Orthodox Church to reverse his excommunication. Resisting Glenn Beck (or the Glenn Beck…

Media Ecology and the Reformation: Some Brief Thoughts

The Christian Humanist crew got an email from Ford Seeuws,  listener and friend of Michial Farmer, last week, and the questions were interesting enough that I wanted to deal with them at some length on the blog.  One section of his email read as follows: A recent tweet sparked my curiosity, and I’d like to…