Episodes

Episode 23: Slavery and the Bible

Join hosts and guest Professor Emeritus Mark Noll to discuss how slavery was portrayed in the Bible and how Biblical verses were brought into debates over slavery in the United States.

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Episode 22: Sin in Jewish and Christian Scripture

Join Tzvi Novick and guest professor Gary Anderson to discuss the historical meaning behind Scriptural metaphors for sin.

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Episode 21: Science, the Universe, and Supernatural Beings in the Qur’an

Join our hosts and guest Dr. Javad Hashmi to explore the cosmology of the Qur’an and its relevance today. Are the Qur’anic descriptions of creation, including the afterlife and the supernatural, compatible with modern science? How should these verses be understood by modern believers?

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Episode 20: War and Peace

Join our hosts to discuss violence as it is portrayed in the Bible and the Qur’an. Can martyrdom and holy war be reconciled with a scriptural longing for peace on Earth?

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Episode 19: Ritual

Both the Bible and the Qur’an teach believers how to worship God, how to seek forgiveness for sins, and how to advance spiritually. What are the rituals of the Bible and the Qur’an, and why do they matter?

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Episode 18: Noah

What do scriptural depictions of the prophet Noah and the worldwide flood found in the Bible and Qur’an reveal about God’s relationship with humanity?

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Episode 17: The Gospel of John with Matt Fradd

Guest star Matt Fradd shares his insights on the Gospel of John according to Aquinas.

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Episode 16: Lust and Chastity in the Qur’an

A conversation about how marriage, chastity, and lust are portrayed in the Qur’an and the Bible.

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Episode 15: Science and Scripture

A conversation with physicist Stephen about physics, materialist cosmology, and scripture.

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Episode 14: Transmission of the Qur’an

A conversation with Shady H. Nasser regarding the transmission and reception of the Qur’an.

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Episode 13: Abraham

Can the figure of Abraham unite Jews, Muslims, and Christians?

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Episode 11: Religious Pluralism

How do Judaism, Christianity, and Islam interpret the fact of multiple religions?

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Episode 10: The Jewishness of the New Testament

Join us for a conversation with Amy-Jill Levine on the Jewishness of Jesus and the importance of studying the Old Testament

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Episode 8: Sickness and Healing

What sources of hope do we find in the Abrahamic traditions for a time of sickness and quarantine?

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Episode 7: Bible Criticism

What is historical criticism and what are its enduring achievements?

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Episode 4: The Translation of Scripture

Robert Alter and David Bentley Hart discuss their translations of scripture

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Episode 3: Jesus in the Qur’an

How do qur’anic accounts of the prophet Jesus differ from biblical accounts of Jesus?

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