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Video: The Campaign for (White) Christian America: Lauren R. Kerby in Conversation with Jeff Sharlet

October 7, 2020

As the 2020 presidential election nears, Lauren R. Kerby and Jeff Sharlet discussed the politics of white evangelicals in the U.S. today. Kerby's book, Saving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation's Capital and Redeem a Christian America, offers a starting point for this important conversation about how race, nationalism, and Christianity become entangled for many white evangelicals through what they learn from their leaders about American history.

Their political commitments are baffling to many observers, but this conversation will explore how white...

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Cultivation of Desire

Cultivation of Desire

September 9, 2015

At this week’s World Religions Café, Axel Takács, a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the study of religion, presented on a topic related to his dissertation, which is an exercise in Christian comparative theology with the Islamic religious tradition, and tentatively entitled “Cultivation of Desire.” For his presentation, Axel examined a Persian love lyric (ghazal) by the well-known 14th-century poet of Shīrāz, Ḥāfiẓ. He situated his interpretation of this love lyric within two traditions contemporaneous to Ḥāfiẓ. The first is the Akbarian mystical tradition, which is the ...

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