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September 10, 2015 — Robert Wright & John Thatamanil
Paul Tillich's conception of God as "the ground of being"
Viewing the Christian tradition as symbolic, not literal
Tillich's engagement with Eastern mysticism
How Tillich wrestled with the problem of evil
Tillich's recasting of the idea of divine revelation
Is there consolation in Tillich's view of death?
February 26, 2016 — Philip Menchaca & Jackson Stephenson
When a musical subculture adopts religious ideas
Meet Kali, a Hindu goddess and extreme-metal music icon
"Left-hand" vs. "right-hand" Tantric practice
Gateways to forbidden power
Spiritual elitism in the extreme-metal music scene
Questioning the value of the transgressive mindset
October 25, 2015 — Robert Wright & Aliou Niang
Parallels between Christianity and Africa's Diola religion
Essential Diola ritual practices
How economics caused the French Imperial powers to suppress the Diola tradition
The land as a "living being"
Aliou's path to Christianity via Diola and Sufi traditions
Reading Paul's Epistle to the Galatians from a Diola perspective
December 09, 2016 — Philip Menchaca & Rory Dickson
Sufis, "the ones who are not"
How Sufism relates to establishment Islam
Why is ISIS destroying Sufi shrines?
How Sufism came to America
Does Islam lend itself to universalism?
Is Sufism always Islamic?
August 23, 2015 — Robert Wright & Jerusha Lamptey
Why Jerusha doesn't call her path to Islam a "conversion"
Jerusha: In Islam, science and belief are not in opposition
Constructing a Muslim feminist theology
Taqwa, the egalitarian idea of "God consciousness"
What the Koran says about the salvation of non-Muslims
Female Muslim scholars are between a rock and a hard place
October 09, 2016 — Robert Wright & Wesley Wildman
The Wright Show
Wesley explains "transreligious theology"
What's religious about religious naturalism?
Can science help us understand ultimate reality?
Bringing religious thought and philosophy together
Be skeptical of spiritual experiences
Don't just love your enemies, understand them
Wesley: "Purpose" isn't a useful category
September 26, 2015 — Robert Wright & Glenn Loury
The Wright Show
Glenn's born-again Christian experience
A double life: Harvard professor and crack addict
How the death of a close friend shattered Glenn's faith
Is a secular life a less meaningful life?
Glenn's communitarian understanding of moral truth
Why hedonism isn't enough
December 24, 2017 — Robert Wright & Kieran Setiya
The Wright Show
Midlife and coming to terms with who we aren't
Is the midlife crisis different for men and women?
Kieran: Disappointment is a given for the mid-career academic
There's more to life than minimizing suffering
Schopenhauer (and the Buddha): Dissatisfaction is inherent in desire
Bob suggests a familiar culprit: selfhood
November 20, 2015 — Robert Wright & Paul Knitter
A Catholic questions whether Jesus is the "one and only savior"
How Paul integrates Buddhism and Christianity
Paul: Jesus, like the Buddha, "fully woke up"
How "interbeing" leads to loving thy neighbor
Meditation, the Eucharist, and the feeling that "all is well"
Paul: Peace in the world starts with peace within yourself
January 20, 2018 — Aryeh Cohen-Wade & Liz Wolfe
Why the Aziz Ansari story blew up
Are women like "Grace" damned if they do, damned if they don't?
Libertarianism and consent
Katie Roiphe vs. the creator of the Shitty Media Men list
Is giving the benefit of the doubt possible in the age of the Twitter mob?
Having good politics vs. being a good person
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