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Podcast by University of Chicago Divinity School

The Biggest Questions Podcast University of Chicago Divinity School

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Podcast by University of Chicago Divinity School

    Episode 2: Black Samson, Bible, and Race in America, featuring Nyasha Junior

    Episode 2: Black Samson, Bible, and Race in America, featuring Nyasha Junior

    In this episode, we talk with Nyasha Junior, Associate Professor of Religion at Temple University, about her new book, Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon, co-authored with Jeremy Schipper. Professor Junior explains the central and sometimes controversial role that the biblical Samson character has played in discussions of race and freedom in America. She also suggests why contemporary conversations about race have moved in new directions.

    • 42 min
    Episode 1: Women in Syriac Christianity, featuring Erin Galgay Walsh (special preview episode!)

    Episode 1: Women in Syriac Christianity, featuring Erin Galgay Walsh (special preview episode!)

    Hosted by Professors Kevin Hector and Jeffrey Stackert, The Biggest Questions Podcast will feature interview-style conversations with scholars, including The University of Chicago Divinity School faculty members. Its aim is lively discussion of both the broad range of ideas and practices that constitute religion and how scholars make sense of them. The name of the podcast, then, is meant in both of its senses: as a set of conversations on religion, it addresses what are for many their biggest and most important concerns. At the same time, in engaging new research, these conversations will probe the most pressing questions of the scholars interviewed. We will even put the question to each of our guests directly: “What’s your biggest question?” (and perhaps even its corrolate, “What’s your smallest question?”).

    • 38 min

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