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S1 E7 Jonathan A. C. Brown on the Qur’an and the Hadith

When many of us think of a scripture, we think of the Protestant Christian Bible: a well-defined, reasonably small library of...

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S1 E6 Donald Lopez on A Jesuit’s Quest for the Soul of Tibet

In 1712 Italian Jesuit priest Ippolito Desideri set off an dangerous mission to Tibet, his goal to win souls to Roman...

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S1 E4 Wendy Doniger on Hinduism

Dr. Wendy Doniger’s On Hinduism is a sort of captstone on an epic career exploring Hindu literature, religion, and history. In...

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S1 E3 Amy-Jill Levine on The Jewish Annotated New Testament

Typically religious scholars will comment on the scriptures of their own religion. But sometimes, bold scholars will go where others fear...

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S1 E2: Richard Weikart on Hitler’s Religion

The ghost of Hitler has been drafted into the culture wars – for the other team. Christian leaders have suggested that...

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S1 E1: David McMahon on Buddhist Modernism

Before recent times, most Buddhists, and even most Buddhist monks, did not meditate. Yet today, many consider sitting meditation to be...

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