13 episodes

Join Jessica Hooten Wilson (author of The Scandal of Holiness) and her co-hosts Claude Atcho (author of Reading Black Books) and Austin Carty (author of The Pastor's Bookshelf) for inspiring conversations about why Christians should be reading great literature. In each episode, Jessica will also be dialoguing with writers about books they love and why these books matter for the life of the believer.

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Join Jessica Hooten Wilson (author of The Scandal of Holiness) and her co-hosts Claude Atcho (author of Reading Black Books) and Austin Carty (author of The Pastor's Bookshelf) for inspiring conversations about why Christians should be reading great literature. In each episode, Jessica will also be dialoguing with writers about books they love and why these books matter for the life of the believer.

    Episode 13 | Drew E. Jackson on Howard Thurman's "Jesus and the Disinherited"

    Episode 13 | Drew E. Jackson on Howard Thurman's "Jesus and the Disinherited"

    Jessica is joined by poet and pastor, Drew E. Jackson to discuss Howard Thurman's Jesus and the Disinherited. 
    Books Referenced: 
    Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman
    The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.
    Information on the Host: Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints, Learning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov. 
    Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.
    Information on Drew E. Jackson: 
    Drew E.Jackson is a poet and pastor. He is author of God Speaks Through Wombs: Poems on God’s Unexpected Comingand Touch the Earth: Poems on The Way. His work has appeared in Oneing, Made for Pax, The Journal from the Centre for Public Christianity, Fathom Magazine, and other publications.
    He received his B.A. in Political Science from the Univ. of Chicago and his M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.
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    • 49 min
    Episode 12 | Intro to Lit Pulpit

    Episode 12 | Intro to Lit Pulpit

    The season finale of The Scandal of Reading gives a preview for the next season as well as new podcast from co-hosts Claude Atcho and Austin Carty. Here the duo talk about James Baldwin's seminal debut novel Go Tell It On The Mountain.
    The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.
    Information on the Hosts: Claude Atcho serves as the pastor of Church of the Resurrection in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has previously served as a church planter and an adjunct English professor in Boston, Massachusetts, and as a pastor in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of Reading Black Books: How African American Literature Can Make Our Faith More Whole and Just.
    Information on Austin Carty: Austin holds degrees in literature and divinity from High Point University (B.A.) and Wake Forest University (M.Div.), and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Emory University. He is the author of Christianity Today's Book Award of Merit for Church and Pastoral Leadership, The Pastor's Bookshelf
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    • 15 min
    Episode 11 | Austin Carty on Frederick Buechner's Godric

    Episode 11 | Austin Carty on Frederick Buechner's Godric

    Jessica is joined by Austin Carty to discuss Frederick Buechner's Pulitzer Prize nominated novel, Godric. The pair discuss the themes found not only in Godric, but in other of Buechner's novels that hint at his dealings with the history of death in his family. Loosing both his father and grandfather to suicide, Buechner has echoes of this theme along with his resoluteness to not follow in their footsteps. 
    Books Referenced: 
    Godric by Frederick Buechner
    The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.
    Information on the Host: Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints, Learning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov. 
    Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.
    Information on Austin Carty: Austin holds degrees in literature and divinity from High Point University (B.A.) and Wake Forest University (M.Div.), and a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Emory University. He is the author of Christianity Today's Book Award of Merit for Church and Pastoral Leadership, The Pastor's Bookshelf
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    • 40 min
    Episode 10 | Tsh Oxenreider on Walker Percy's The Moviegoer

    Episode 10 | Tsh Oxenreider on Walker Percy's The Moviegoer

    Jessica is joined by Tsh Oxenreider to discuss Walker Percy’s debut novel, The Moviegoer (1961). The pair discuss how the book, as does many of Percy’s following works, wrestles with the suicides of his father and grandfather, how his conversion to Catholicism related to his desire to not meet their fate, and how the book finds new meaning for younger generations in an increasingly isolated and disconnected society.
    Books Referenced:
    The Moviegoer by Percy Walker
    The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.
    Information on the Host: Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints, Learning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov. 
    Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.
    Information on Guest: Tsh Oxenreider is a writer of books, a travel guide, and a podcaster and part-time English teacher to teenagers.
    Learn more about Tsh Oxenreider
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    • 31 min
    Episode 9 | Abigail Favale on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland

    Episode 9 | Abigail Favale on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland

    Professor Jessica Hooten Wilson and Professor Abigail Favale discuss feminist utopian novel Herlandby Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Why is this novel still worth reading and reflecting upon today? What does it tell us about how feminism has changed since 1915? How do we form our identities as women and as Christians?
    Books Referenced: 
    Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory by Abigail Favale
    The Men by Sandra Newman
    The Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
    The Eternal Woman by Gertrud von le Fort
    The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.
    Information on the Host: Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints, Learning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov. 
    Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.
    Information on Guest:
    Abigail Favale is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame and author of The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory and Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion. 
    Learn more about Dr. Abigail Favale
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    • 42 min
    Episode 8 | Haley Stewart on Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter

    Episode 8 | Haley Stewart on Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter

    Jessica hosts Haley Stewart to discuss the 1920 novel by Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter. This trilogy of novels described the life of Kristin in 14th Century Norway as she constantly attempted to follow the path of her faith in Christ, but often found herself choosing her own wished more often than not. Jessica and Haley talk about the way the novel reflects the sin upon a family when a member sins and how our modern individualistic culture stands in stark contrast. 
    Read: Kristin Lavransdatter
    The Scandal of Reading is sponsored by Brazos Press.
    Information on the Host: Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University, and the author of several books, including The Scandal of Holiness: Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints, Learning the Good Life: From the Great Hearts and Minds that Came Before, and Giving the Devil his Due: Flannery O’Connor and The Brothers Karamazov. 
    Learn more about Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson.
    Information on the Haley Stewart: A bookish mama of four and wife to a beekeeper. Writer, speaker, podcaster, and Catholic convert. Homeschooling, bacon-eating, and bright red lipstick-wearing Jane Austen aficionado.
    Learn more about Haley Stewart
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    • 36 min

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