42 episodes

Podcast by Sacred and Profane Love

Sacred and Profane Love Sacred and Profane Love

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 168 Ratings

Podcast by Sacred and Profane Love

    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 41: James Baldwin is Bringing the Fire with Dr. Cornel West

    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 41: James Baldwin is Bringing the Fire with Dr. Cornel West

    I am pleased to share a very special episode of Sacred and Profane, our first episode recorded in front of a live audience, and with the amazing Dr. Cornel West! The context for this episode is that the Classic Learning Test (which has sponsored several episodes this season, and on whose board of academic advisors I happily serve) held its third annual higher education summit in beautiful Annapolis, Maryland, and invited me to record an episode for the educators who had gathered for three wonderful days to discuss aspects of the summit’s theme: Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” The result is the conversation that is episode 41, in which Cornel West and I discuss James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time and Go Tell it on the Mountain. Cornel argues that Baldwin is a “Socratic prophet” and a “love warrior”, and that if we only approach him through a political lens we will miss or misunderstand so much of what he has to say. Cornel helpfully traces out some of Baldwin’s main influences: From Conrad and James to Mahalia Jackson and Ray Charles, but argues that, in the end, Go Tell it on the Mountain is a profoundly Augustinian novel. As always, I hope you enjoy our conversation.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 40: The Tragic Vision of Eugene O'Neill

    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 40: The Tragic Vision of Eugene O'Neill

    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 40: The Tragic Vision of Eugene O'Neill by Sacred and Profane Love

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 39: Gabriel Marcel's Thirst

    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 39: Gabriel Marcel's Thirst

    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 39: Gabriel Marcel's Thirst by Sacred and Profane Love

    • 1 hr
    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 38: The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 38: The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 38: The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins by Sacred and Profane Love

    • 55 min
    Bonus Episode: Matthew Mehan on Children's Literature

    Bonus Episode: Matthew Mehan on Children's Literature

    Bonus Episode: Matthew Mehan on Children's Literature by Sacred and Profane Love

    • 40 min
    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 37: Boethius and John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces

    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 37: Boethius and John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces

    Sacred and Profane Love Episode 37: Boethius and John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces by Sacred and Profane Love

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 Ratings

peachtea123 ,

Too lit

Jennifer’s out there just straight killing it. Insanely articulate on real classical philosophy and fine literature, super funny and comprehendible as well, plus the only Thomist who isn’t a hideous upper-middle aged man, keep it up!

ignantbanker ,

Excellent

5 stars, but I must add...it is overwhelmingly white.

Tupelo OG ,

5 spunky stars

This is the podcast I’ve been looking for but more fiction authors and literary critics por favor.

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