In episode 59 of Dangerous Dogma, Diana Butler Bass, author of Freeing Jesus, talks about her writings on religion, history, and fundamentalism. She also discusses her Substack newsletter The Cottage.
In this issue of A Public Witness, we reconsider Harry Emerson Fosdick’s famous sermon and ask some of American Christianity’s leading voices and experts, “Did the fundamentalists win?”
In episode 41 of Dangerous Dogma, Robert Wilson-Black, CEO of Sojourners, talks about his new book The End of College: Religion and the Transformation of Higher Education in the 20th Century. He also discusses issues of secularism, war, and cultural values.
In episode 39 of Dangerous Dogma, Brian Zahnd, lead pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri, talks about his book When Everything's on Fire: Faith Forged from the Ashes. He also discusses reading the Bible, fundamentalism, beauty, and the fire at Notre-Dame
In episode 38 of Dangerous Dogma, George Marsden, emeritus professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, talks about the new edition of his classic book Fundamentalism and American Culture.
Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy makes the argument that 2021 is 1921 in Evangelical Land – the enemies are the same, but with new names. This means that Darwin, Darrow, and Fosdick are now Fauci, the ACLU, and liberal preachers.
In episode 27 of Dangerous Dogma, Bill Trollinger, a professor of history at the University of Dayton, talks about fundamentalism, higher education, and exvangelicals. He also discusses his book Righting America at the Creation Museum and his website Righting America.
Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy responds to Ken Ham's criticism of one of his Word&Way articles. He uses this as an opportunity to explore Ham's rhetorical strategies and how much they reveal about both him and the universe of far-right Christians.
In episode 26 of Dangerous Dogma, Nancy Ammerman, professor emerita of sociology of religion at Boston University, talks about Southern Baptist conflicts, fundamentalism, sociology of religion, and her new book Studying Lived Religion.
Interreligious dialogue is an important way to counter fundamentalist groups as well as the unjust accusation that religions sow division, Pope Francis said.