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August 2011 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Aug 26, 2011
  • Dr. Randall J. Stephens on RIGHT WING AMERICA: Evangelicals, Conservative Christians, and "Christian Psychologists"
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  • Randall J. Stephens brings expertise in many fields: late 19th and early 20th century US history, American religious history, race, and American popular music. In Spring 2012 he will be a Fulbright Roving Scholar in American Studies in Norway. Stephens is currently co-writing a book on recent American evangelicalism with Harvard University Press.
  • Pub Date: Aug 19, 2011
  • Dr. Kelly Baker on Extremism in America: The Modern Ku Klux Klan and Dr. Paul Harvey on Politics and Religion: Tea Party, Southern Baptists & Dominionism
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  • Dr. Kelly J. Baker received her Ph.D. in Religion with emphasis on the hate movement, religion and material culture, and religion and gender (specifically masculinity). Dr. Baker serves on the steering committee of the Arts, Literature, and Religion section for the American Academy of Religion and the Religion and American Culture Caucus for the American Studies Association. She is also the chair of the North American Religions section for the Southeastern Center for the Study of Religion and teaches in the Religious Studies department at the University of Tennessee. Her new book The Gospel According to the Klan is forthcoming.

    Dr. Paul Harvey serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Southern History and American Nineteenth Century History, as well as Religion Compass. Paul is the author of Redeeming the South: Religious Cultures and Racial Identities Among Southern Baptists, 1865-1925, and in 2005 Freedom's Coming: Religious Cultures and the Shaping of the South from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Era. Harvey's narrative history survey Through the Storm, Through the Night: A History of African American Christianity.
  • Pub Date: Aug 12, 2011
  • Dr. Todd Green on Anti-Islam in the US and Dr. Rita Brock on Our Heroic Vets & "Moral Injury"
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  • Todd Green, Ph.D., is assistant professor of religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. His research interests include secularization, church-state relations, and anti-Muslim sentiment in modern Europe and the U.S. He is the author of Responding to Secularization: The Deaconess Movement in Nineteenth-Century Sweden, along with journal articles on secularization and on Islam in Europe.

    Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. is Founding Director of Faith Voices for the Common Good ( She was the chair of the committee that created the Truth Commission on Conscience in War and is currently working on a book on moral injury in war combatants.
  • Pub Date: Aug 05, 2011
  • Mark Juergensmeyer on Christian Terrorists and Sacha Scoblic on Women and Alcoholism
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  • MARK JUERGENSMEYER is director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, professor of sociology, and affiliate professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an expert on religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics, and has published more than two hundred articles and twenty books, including the recently-released Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State.

    Sacha Z. Scoblic is the managing editor at the Aspen Institute, a contributing editor at The New Republic, and the articles editor at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Formerly a senior editor at Reader's Digest, she has written about everything from space camp to pulp fiction, and she was a regular contributor to the New York Times blog "Proof: Alcohol and American Life." Her New book is Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety.