Even though the student in me was initially a bit nervous (she is an English professor after all!), I had an absolute blast talking with Karen Swallow Prior for this episode! Her newest book, and our conversation, explore the question of what is biblical/Christian versus what is just Victorian, specifically in the evangelical context. Who knew values many of us have learned to attribute to Scripture actually have their deep roots in the Victorian culture. We would do well to begin to parse those things out and ask ourselves what difference our knowing might make in how we view, and live in, the world.
Mentioned in this episode:
The Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images, and Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis by Karen Swallow Prior
“Hurt” by Johnny Cash
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