26 episodes

A Podcast where divine word and human reason meet.

Minding Scripture University of Notre Dame

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

A Podcast where divine word and human reason meet.

    Episode 24: David and Kingship

    Episode 24: David and Kingship

    Join our hosts as they discuss scriptural portrayals of King David. Who is David in the Bible and the Qur’an? How does this figure allow us to understand Biblical and Qur’anic concepts of kingship, including the idea of a king-messiah?

    • 56 min
    Episode 23: Slavery and the Bible

    Episode 23: Slavery and the Bible

    Join hosts and special guest Mark Noll to discuss how slavery was portrayed and understood in the Bible and how this affected debates over slavery in the United States.

    • 56 min
    Episode 22: Sin in Jewish and Christian Scripture

    Episode 22: Sin in Jewish and Christian Scripture

    Join Tzvi Novick and guest professor Gary Anderson to discuss the historical meaning behind Scriptural metaphors for sin. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 21: Science, the Universe, and Supernatural Beings in the Qur'an

    Episode 21: Science, the Universe, and Supernatural Beings in the Qur'an

    Join our hosts and special guest Dr. Javad Hashmi to explore the cosmology of the Qur'an and its relevance today. Are the Qur'anic descriptions of creation, including the afterlife and the supernatural, compatible with modern science? How should these verses be understood by believers today?

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 20: War and Peace

    Episode 20: War and Peace

    Join our hosts to discuss violence as it is portrayed in the Bible and the Qur’an. Can martyrdom and jihad be reconciled with a scriptural longing for peace on Earth?

    • 57 min
    Episode 19: Ritual

    Episode 19: Ritual

    Both the Bible and the Qur'an teach believers how to worship God, how to seek forgiveness for sins, and how to advance spiritually. What are the rituals of the Bible and the Qur’an, and why do they matter? 

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Martina Miller ,

Such excellent insights!

I teach high school religious studies and am always looking for new resources. I found this podcast last week and look forward to listening to more scriptural exploration and inter religious dialogue. Thank you!

agarci17 ,

Great Interreligious dialogue

I’ve really enjoyed this podcast and have learned so much in regards to shared stories between the Bible and the Quran. Sometimes the sound quality isn’t the best and I wish there was more active dialogue between scholars, but this is still very informative. Thanks!

RjamesN ,

Favorite podcast on Scripture(s)

Great conversations on a broad range of topics modeling excellent scholarship and true collegiality. Always have something to look up and go deeper into after each episode

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