Best Religion podcasts — Broad coverage of all things religion (Updated January 2018; image)
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
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An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
 
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Research On Religion
Weekly
 
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
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Thought for the Day
Weekly
 
Reflections from a faith perspective on issues and people in the news.
 
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World Spirituality
Monthly+
 
Our planet is becoming a global village, yet enormous differences remain in culture and spiritual tradition-differences that lead to misunderstanding, hatred, and war. Exploring the unity within all cultures and faith traditions, Rev. Paul John Roach, a lifelong student and practitioner of many world spiritual teachings, guides us through the variety and differences, to the unity and common values shared by all the great religions. Come journey planet Earth's spiritual landscape with insight ...
 
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Beyond Belief
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Series exploring the place and nature of faith in today's world
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
The Spirit of Things is an adventure into religion and spirituality. It explores contemporary values and beliefs as expressed through ritual, art, music, and sacred texts.
 
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New Books in Religion
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Interviews with Scholars of Religion about their New Books
 
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Ram Dass Here And Now
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Ram Dass shares his heart-centered wisdom in each episode featuring excerpted lectures given throughout the last 40 years, with an introduction from Raghu Markus of Ram Dass' Love Serve Remember Foundation.
 
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Irreligiosophy
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A podcast about the wisdom of irreligion, and all that entails.
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
State of Belief is a weekly radio show that explores the intersection of religion with politics, culture, media, and activism, and promotes diverse religious voices in a religiously pluralistic world.
 
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The Religious Studies Project
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Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
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The RobCast
Monthly+
 
The RobCast is a weekly podcast by Rob Bell
 
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Lectures from Gnostic Teachings
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Free lectures about spirituality, psychology, philosophy, science, art, gnosis, religion, kabbalah, the Bible, Buddhism, Hinduism, Greek myth, Runes, astrology, alchemy, meditation, the Zohar, Tantra, sacred sexuality, and much more.
 
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Tapestry from CBC Radio
Monthly+
 
CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.
 
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In Our Time: Religion
Rare
 
Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
 
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All Things Considered
Weekly
 
Religious affairs programme, tackling the thornier issues of the day in a thought-provoking manner
 
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Sounds True: Insights at the Edge
 
Tami Simon, Founder and Publisher of Sounds True interviews spiritual teachers, visionary writers, and living luminaries about their newest work and current challenges—the growing edge of their inner inquiry and outer contribution to the world.
 
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Heart and Soul
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Personal approaches to spirituality from around the world.
 
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Joyous - a Seaside Center, Rev. Christian Sorensen podcast
 
A weekly audio podcast "message" from author and international speaker Rev. Dr. Christian Sorensen at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living located in Encinitas, CA at 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Visit us at www.SeasideCenter.org or call us at (760) 753-5786 for more information. All Are Welcome Here from the album Path of Light was co-written by Peggy Lebo and Rev. Christian Sorensen. It’s available at www.PeggyLebo.com Reverend Christian Sorensen, D.D., is the eminent spiritual ...
 
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Sunday
Weekly
 
A look at the ethical and religious issues of the week
 
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The Deconstructionists
Monthly+
 
A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...
 
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First Things Podcast
Monthly
 
First Things is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.Learn more: www.firstthings.com/learnmore
 
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Religion and Ethics Report - Full program podcast
 
Complete episode: Make sense of today's complex world with ABC Radio National's Religion and Ethics Report. Join Andrew West for lively interviews, discussions and debates from Australia and around the globe. Published every Wednesday.
 
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Religion and Spirituality (Audio)
 
Americans enjoy a multiplicity of religious traditions. Explore both traditional religions and what it means to be spiritual in a rapidly changing and diversifying religious world.
 
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I AM Spirituality Audio Only
Monthly
 
AUDIO ONLY: The award winning I AM Podcast is a no-nonsense video podcast about discovering the hidden truths of spirituality, and attaining a comprehensive and sustainable inner peace. From a non-denominational perspective, each week we look at and discuss the world's various perspectives on spiritual practice, and compliment it with pragmatic scientific study and real world observation. If you want a no-nonsense look at contemporary spirituality, and to understand a realistic path to compl ...
 
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Religion Today
Weekly
 
Martin Tanner explores religious and spiritual topics that matter to Utahns, and especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
 
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Mystical Musings
Rare
 
You are invited to join Myron McClellan and Lawrence Phillips for a monthly gathering of spiritual renewal in the company of the like-minded.Mystical Musings is a celebration of the sacred that promotes growth and an evolution of consciousness. The musing doesn't present doctrine or dogma, but rather explores the mystical dimensions of life and spirituality that support you in connecting with the Divine.Myron and Lawrence present a specific theme each month—an idea or issue that arises organ ...
 
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HuffPost Religion
Weekly
 
From the Pope to Patti Smith -- All Together is dedicated to exploring how religion ideas, ethics and spiritual practices inform and shape our personal lives, our communities and our world. Host Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush is the Executive Editor of HuffPost Religion, which is America's most widely-read religion website.
 
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Faith in Action
Monthly
 
a podcast about how faith affects the way we live and work today
 
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News and Religion
Monthly+
 
News and Religion features interviews and conversations about the top news stories impacting Christianity. N&R is hosted by Shane Raynor.
 
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Religion Bites Podcast | Malory Nye
 
Writer and Academic
 
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Spiritual Bizarre's Podcast
Monthly
 
An open, honest and personal podcast to share and explore recovery, spirituality, addiction, metaphysics, the unknown, philosophy, self-exploration, psychology/human behavior, mysticism... I'm simply starting out with my personal story and interviewing guests who share gained knowledge by their experience and expertise from philosophical, metaphysical, religious and practical viewpoints. • Please subscribe and rate this podcast • Thank you!Peace and Love, A.http://www.spiritualbizarre.com
 
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The Journal of Southern Religion Podcast
 
The Journal of Southern Religion Podcast brings you interviews and discussion about new books, notable authors, and recent trends in the study of religion in the southern United States.
 
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Sunday Faith Matters 's posts
Weekly
 
Sunday Faith Matters 's recent posts to audioboom.com
 
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Choose Your Own Religion
Monthly+
 
What do you do when you can't subscribe to one belief system? What if you don't know you can subscribe to anything at all? You could choose to be a Buddhist of the 22nd Southeastern Baptist Convention, or follow the Tao of praying to Mecca, or ride on a Jewish cult bus to see every Phish concert. Comedian and preacher’s kid Joe Quint invites his spiritual, skeptical, and evil friends from the Los Angeles comedy world (and beyond) to join him on his Godcast to talk about religion - and to mak ...
 
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Secular Yakking
Weekly
 
Robert And Amy yakk about news, culture, religion and whatever from a secular and atheist perspective. Join us for the weekly Mr Potter award or a yakking session.(704) 802-YAKK (9255)New episodes every Wednesday!
 
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Thinking Religion
Monthly+
 
Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson tackling various topics that deal with the intersection of religion and society, often times with a bent towards critical analysis... with a healthy dose of banter and politics thrown in.
 
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A year after Donald Trump was sworn in as President of America, Tharik Hussain revisits some of the Muslim communities in the US he last encountered just before the American election. Then, Tharik was exploring the country's forgotten Muslim past against the backdrop of one of the most anti-Muslim Presidential races in history.Many Muslims he m ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
19 JAN 18
 
18 JAN 18
 
Connections between France and North Africa have long been shaped by colonialism, nationalism, and economics. This intercultural relationship has also been mediated through the arts. In Muslim Women in French Cinema: Voices of Maghrebi Migrants in France (Liverpool University Press,…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
17 JAN 18
 
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Religion and Ethics Report - Full program podcast
 
Why the traditional divisions of left and right don't explain BREXIT, and local solutions for international problems.
 
On this episode we announce our retirement from podcasting. Our last show will be on January 31st. If you have something you want to tell us leave us a voicemail at 704-802-yakk(9255) Then talk about boobs and Satan being banned. Then we cover some beastiality before comparing government invocations to abortions. Contact The Show: podcast@secul ...…
 
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World Spirituality
 
With Wendy and Paul John Roach.
 
Spanning several decades, the work of Ella Shohat, a Professor of Cultural Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University, has introduced conceptual frameworks that fundamentally challenged conventional understandings of Israel, Palestine, Zionism and the Middle East. On …
 
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Thought for the Day
 
16 JAN 18
 
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Sounds True: Insights at the Edge
 
Gabrielle Bernstein is the New York Times bestselling author of such books as Spirit Junkie, Miracles Now, and May Cause Miracles. Her newest book is Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living a Better Life, which details a six-part process for applying spiritual principles to shuck off the toxic ideas holding you back. ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
15 JAN 18
 
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Thought for the Day
 
13 JAN 18
 
In this interview with Professor Bryan Turner at the Leeds SocRel 2017 conference, we discuss how the sociology of religion can work to stay central to sociology as a broader discipline, by focusing on how religion functions in contemporary political contexts. Starting with a consideration of the role religion takes in American political discou ...…
 
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Joyous - a Seaside Center, Rev. Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com / joyouspodcast@gmail.com / www.SeasideCenter.org Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on January 14th, 2018 and it’s - Back to the Basics, Part 1 affirming I see Spirit is all of Life! Today we welcome for the first time at Seaside the dynamic voice of Carissa Schroeder who can be found on her Faceboo ...…
 
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All Things Considered
 
On the eve of the election which put Donald Trump in the White House, All Things Considered brought together a panel of American commentators to discuss what they expected to happen. In this week of the first anniversary of his inauguration, we reunite them to talk about the reality, and in particular about the religious elements at play. We re ...…
 
St. Augustine once said, "He who sings, prays twice." Music has been a powerful component of Christian worship for its entire existence, and Prof. Anthony Esolen, a faculty fellow at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, joins us to discuss the nature and importance of the truly timeless hymns. We begin as we usually do with a chat about our gue ...…
 
The UN has called on Israel to scrap a new programme to force thousands of African migrants out of the country. Middle East Correspondent Yolande Knell has been speaking with some people effected and gives us the latest.A Bar Mitzvah would normally be associated with a boy who is 13 and a Bat Mitzvah would be for a girl at the age of 12 or 13. ...…
 
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The Spirit of Things - Program podcast
 
Canon Sidney Chambers is a young, committed priest, who is also a detective. But his love life is in turmoil. James Runcie's Grantchester Mysteries, now a popular TV series, addresses moral and social issues for a post-church society.
 
Germany has gained itself the role as Europe’s great provider of sanctuary for some of the millions of refugees that have fled from the most troubled parts of the world.But Chancellor Angela Merkel has come under fierce criticism over the million plus people who’ve sought asylum over the past two years, leading to her having to fight over the p ...…
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
This weekend marks 12 years of continuous broadcasting for State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast. It’s also Martin Luther King Day weekend, and Tuesday is Religious Freedom Day. Highlighting the growing assault on “religious freedom for all” is a big part of what we do every week on this show, and what Interfaith Allianc ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
12 JAN 18
 
The movement to bring back the bison to the Blood Reserve in Alberta; and a deeper look our relationship with the Canadian landscape, via a new book called 'The Good Lands'By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
11 JAN 18
 
Dr. Thomas Whitley and the Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss quantum hacks, the evolution of reality TV and its impact on our Gen X lives, and why 2020 will be a different political landscape than 2016. Links: Thinking Religion is creating Podcasts | Patreon Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann Explaining Meltdown with parallel worlds, libraries, and a ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
10 JAN 18
 
In this episode we talk about a non-random arson in Alabama. Then we decide never to go to Egypt because of thought crimes. We get some old new bills in Mississippi that may drag them back in time. We finish with a Mr. Potter award who wishes he could go back to a simpler and more oppressive time. Atheist in the Trailer Park Podcast http://trai ...…
 
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Religion and Ethics Report - Full program podcast
 
Is Trump the revenge of the working class on the political elite in America?
 
Father Gregory Boyle, Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles. He shares what three decades of working with gang members has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship. Series: "Burke Lectureship on Religion and Society" [Show ID: 32868]…
 
Think of Christianity in Southeast Asia today and what might come to mind is the predominantly Catholic Philippines, or the work of the Baptist church among linguistic and cultural minorities in Myanmar, or any one of the thousands of Christian…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
09 JAN 18
 
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Sounds True: Insights at the Edge
 
Dr. Joel Kahn is a holistic cardiologist, clinical professor of medicine, and author who is known as "America's Healthy Heart Doc." With Sounds True, he has published The Plant-Based Solution: America's Healthy Heart Doc's Plan to Power Your Health. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Joel and Tami Simon discuss why making the switch to a ...…
 
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Thought for the Day
 
08 JAN 18
 
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Religion Today
 
With the beginning of a new year Religion Today host Martin Tanner discusses the beginning of the Old Testament and how the teachings of the prophets in the Old Testament are still applicable to our modern lives.
 
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Joyous - a Seaside Center, Rev. Christian Sorensen podcast
 
www.JoyousPodcast.com / joyouspodcast@gmail.com / www.SeasideCenter.org Today’s message from Rev. Christian Sorensen was recorded on January 7th, 2018 and it’s the Annual Questions & Answers affirming My life is a dream in 2018! Today we welcomed back the passion, spirit and talent of Kinnie Dye who can be found on her website or on Facebook.…
 
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Choose Your Own Religion
 
Kasey Koop chooses her own religion! Kasey is a writer, comedian, stripper, and host of Kasey’s FREEk Show Podcast and one of my oldest Los Angeles friends. In this episode she catches me up on what two and a half years of sobriety has been like since she was last on the show and how our attitudes towards religion have changed. We also talk abo ...…
 
In the wake of the Alabama Senate election in December, 2017, attention has been drawn to the intersection of religion and politics. This is the subject of God at the Grassroots 2016: The Christian Right in American Politics (Rowman and…
 
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All Things Considered
 
Week by week we meet lots of remarkable people on All Things Considered, and Roy Jenkins reminds us of a few of the contributors who have spoken to us in the past year. Some are famous, celebrated because of what they write, the way they perform, and how they use their considerable influence. Many more are relatively unknown, yet their stories ...…
 
"Chance is nature's free will; choice is mankind's free will; and grace is God's free will." So writes Dr. Dillard Faries, a professor emeritus of physics at Wheaton College and author of the book Amazing Grace of Quantum Physics. The shift from a Newtonian understanding of the physical laws of nature to one based upon the weirdness of quantum ...…
 
A 19 year old has just taken up her post as a chaplain with the Railway Mission, which aims to support rail staff and passengers who are caught up in accidents on the tracks. Edward Stourton talks to Hannah Tuck about the appeal and challenges of the job.The Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) publishes research into spiritual a ...…
 
Naco Christian Church serves a small but devout congregation, Jesse Wood, its pastor spends hours in his pick-up, driving around meeting and praying with his parishioners.His journey routinely takes him across the US – Mexico border, because his church straddles these two countries Division and misunderstanding are real and potential problems. ...…
 
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State of Belief - Religion and radio done differently.
 
Happy New Year! Our promise to you as we start 2018 is that for any stories we know are likely to generate outrage, we’ll work hard to provide action steps for you to respond to the issue at hand. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we will do just that, starting with steps we can take to stem the tide of ...…
 
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Lectures from Gnostic Teachings
 
In early January, all Christians celebrate Epiphany (ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, "manifestation, striking appearance"), also called Theophany, Little Christmas, or Three Kings' Day. Yet, they do not know the real meaning of the event, which relates to how theBy admin@gnosticteachings.org (Glorian Publishing).
 
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Lectures from Gnostic Teachings
 
Accompanies the audio lecture.By admin@gnosticteachings.org (Glorian Publishing).
 
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Thought for the Day
 
06 JAN 18
 
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Thought for the Day
 
05 JAN 18
 
Though the preeminent English theologian of the 17th century, there is much about John Owen’s life which remains obscured to us today. One of the achievements of Crawford Gribben‘s new book John Owen and English Puritanism: Experiences of Defeat…
 
What makes a space sacred? David Pereyra explains the architecture of a church and Paul Bramadat considers how the place where you physically live may influence how you worship.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
Dr. Thomas Whitley and the Rev. Sam Harrelson discuss the Bomb Cyclone, The Myth of Progress, The Apotheosis of Captain Cook, Lectionaries and conflating Gospels, and the need for a new political dialogue in our country. Links: How "Natives" Think: About Captain Cook, For Example, Sahlins The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in t ...…
 
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