Chris Benda

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Goodman co-authors book on the soul

    Lenn Goodman, professor of philosophy and the Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities, has co-authored a new book, Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body (University of Chicago Press). Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico contend that the soul works not as a rival, but in partnership with the brain. With… Read More

    Oct. 23, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Ackerman-Lieberman offers new perspective on Medieval Egypt

    Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman (Steve Green, Vanderbilt) Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman draws on legal documents from the Cairo Geniza in his new book, The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt (Stanford University Press, 2014), for a better understanding of daily life in the Medieval Islamic world. Read More

    May. 1, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Religious Pluralism and Values in the Public Sphere

    Lenn Goodman (Steve Green, Vanderbilt) Lenn Goodman, professor of philosophy and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, has a new book, Religious Pluralism and Values in the Public Sphere (Cambridge University, 2014), in which he argues that our commitments to our own ideals and norms need not mean… Read More

    Apr. 3, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Sandra Barnes: Live Long and Prosper

    Listen to an interview with Sandra Barnes, Professor of Sociology of Religion and Professor of Human and Organizational Development, about her recent book, Live Long and Prosper:  How Black Megachurches Address HIV/AIDS and Poverty in the Age of Prosperity Theology. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian. Read More

    Feb. 18, 2013

  • Paul Lim (Vanderbilt)

    Listen: Paul Lim: “Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England”

    Listen to an interview with Paul Lim, Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Affiliated Faculty, Department of History, about his new book, Mystery Unveiled:  The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian. Read More

    Oct. 24, 2012

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    Listen: Bruce Morrill: “Encountering Christ in the Eucharist”

    Listen to an interview with Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Chair of Catholic Studies and Professor of Theological Studies, about his new book Encountering Christ in the Eucharist: The Paschal Mystery in People, Word, and Sacrament. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian. Read More

    Sep. 24, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Diane Sasson: “Yearning for the New Age: Laura Holloway-Langford and Late Victorian Spirituality”

    Listen to an interview with Diane Sasson, Lecturer in Theology and Women, about her new book Yearning for the New Age: Laura Holloway-Langford and Late Victorian Spirituality. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian. Read More

    Jul. 26, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    William Franke: “Dante and the Sense of Transgression: The Trespass of the Sign”

    Listen to an interview is with William Franke, Professor of Comparative Literature, Italian, and Religious Studies, about his forthcoming book Dante and the Sense of Transgression: “The Trespass of the Sign.” Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian. Read More

    Apr. 24, 2012

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    Bonnie Miller-McLemore: “The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology”

    Listen to an interview is with Bonnie Miller-McLemore, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling, about the new book The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology, which she edited and to which she contributed the introduction. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian. Read More

    Apr. 24, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Melissa Snarr: All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

    Listen to an interview with Melissa Snarr, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Divinity School and Associate Professor of Ethics and Society, about her new book, All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity… Read More

    Mar. 28, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    John McClure: Mashup religion – Pop music and theological invention

    Listen to an interview with John McClure, the Charles G. Finney Professor of Preaching and Worship, about his new book, Mashup Religion:  Pop Music and Theological Invention. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian. Read More

    Jan. 27, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Daniel Patte on Christianity

    Join Daniel Patte, professor of religious studies and professor of New Testament and early Christianity, as he talks about his involvement with the Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity and about how his views of biblical interpretation and Christianity have changed over the years. Patte edited and contributed to the Dictionary. Read More

    Aug. 9, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Robin Jensen on Early Christian Baptism

    Listen to an interview with Robin Jensen, Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship. This is part of a series of interviews with Vanderbilt University Divinity School faculty. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian.      … Read More

    May. 13, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: The Revelation of Imagination: From the Bible and Homer through Virgil and Augustine to Dante

    Listen to an interview with William Franke, professor of Comparative Literature, Italian and Religious Studies, speaking about his book, “The Revelation of Imagination: From the Bible and Homer through Virgil and Augustine to Dante.” Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian. Read More

    Dec. 10, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: 10th-century Islamic ecological fable

    Listen to Lenn Goodman, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and professor of philosophy, and Richard McGregor, assistant professor of religious studies, speaking about a 10th-century Islamic ecological fable. Interviewed by Chris Benda, theological librarian at the Divinity School. Read More

    Nov. 2, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Israeli birthright tourism

    Listen to a podcast by Shaul Kelner, assistant professor of sociology & Jewish studies, speaking on on Israeli birthright tourism. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian. Read More

    Aug. 24, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Creation and evolution

    Listen to a podcast by Lenn Goodman, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and professor of philosophy. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian. Read More

    Jul. 2, 2010