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Why the Soul Needs Literature: A Conversation with Terryl Givens

Terryl Givens, Professor Emeritus of Literature and Religion at the University of Richmond, reflects upon his lifelong love of books, ideas, words, and the human enterprise of making meaning. Combining an admiration for philosophy, theology, poetry — indeed all profound literature — Dr. Givens discusses some of his favorite moments and themes in the great works. Whether conversing about passionate minds from the Romantic Era or engaging the depths of history’s keen religious thinkers, Givens offers a sort of searching syncretism of inspiration. Sometimes it is the quest more than the resolution that explains literature’s enduring worth.


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Atonement - A Philosophical Inquiry

Can atonement absolve sin? For believers, how could The Atonement work? What’s the process? For non-believers, what does The Atonement say about the kind of God that supposedly designed it? Featuring interviews with Eleonore Stump, Alan Torrance, Oliver Crisp, and N.T. Wright.

Closer To Truth host Robert Lawrence Kuhn takes viewers on an intriguing global journey into cutting-edge labs, magnificent libraries, hidden gardens, and revered sanctuaries in order to discover state-of-the-art ideas and make them real and relevant.


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