Williams on Christian Conversion and Herrick on gnosticism and Luke Skywalker

by Anna Blanch on April 12, 2012

Today I want to share a couple of interviews.

The first is with D. H. Williams, on the excluding character of Christian conversion and the second is with James A. Herrick on Mormonism, gnosticism, and the significance of Luke Skywalker.

Williams is a Professor of Religion in Patristics and Historical Theology. He has written a number of books exploring Evangelicalism and tradition. Of his recent articles in particular, Evangelicals and Tradition: The Formative Influences of the Early Church (Baker Academic Books, 2005). [Selection in Mars Hill Journal 76 (Sept/Oct. 2005) 2006] and Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism (Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999) may be of interest.

James A Herrick is a Professor of Communications at Hope College, Michigan, and the author of books on rhetoric and on the history of religious ideas. He specialises in the areas of rhetoric and argumentation. One of his recent books is titled Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction Forge New Religious Beliefs (InterVarsity Press: 2008).

These are  volumes 76 and 63 respectively of the free Mars Hill Audio bonus tracks ! Here is the full list of free interviews.  If you are interested this is a good reason to join the Emerging Scholars Network, which is free, because Mars Hill Audio offers all ESN members a substantial discount on new subscriptions for one year (six issues) of the Mars Hill Audio Journal in either format: cassette for $33, CD for $35, or $25 in MP3 format. (That comes to $5 to $13 off their usual rates, by the way.) Non-US residents receive this discount but will need to pay an extra shipping cost. Even before you subscribe, you can order a free demo CD or cassette or listen to several bonus interviews for free in MP3 format.
Anna M Blanch is founder of Goannatree, and a PhD student in the Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, Scotland.

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