Best Religi��n podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
 
Interviews with Scholars of Religion about their New Books
 
Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
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HuffPost Religion
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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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Religion Today
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Martin Tanner explores religious and spiritual topics that matter to Utahns, and especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
 
Discussion of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
 
Skepticism with a touch of southern charm. Stand for Reason or you will fall for anything!
 
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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Thinking Religion
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Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Rev. Sam Harrelson tackling various topics that deal with the intersection of religion, the Bible, devotionals, and culture.
 
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.
 
This series of eight lectures delivered by Dr T. J. Mawson at the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 2011, introduces the main philosophical arguments pertaining to the Western monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each lecture has an associated hand-out (two for the first lecture).
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
Interviews with intellectuals from across the globe. Topics include philosophy, religion, science, politics, economics, and everything else that's important to humans. Steve Patterson is a philosopher working outside of academia, and he is currently traveling the world to interview people in the pursuit of truth.
 
Writer and Academic
 
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.
 
Christianity Without the Religion - Church Without Walls
 
CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Program serves as a resource for the faith community, bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on issues at the intersection of religion and global affairs.
 
The narrated text of Revealing® World Religions, by Cynthia Eller. A compelling look at the principles and practice of the world's major religions. The twelve modules include Exploring Religion, Indigenous Religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Religious Pluralism. Courseware that works. ® Learn more about the full product at thinkingstrings.com.
 
Portal to my podcast, websites, blog, and publications, providing an entryway into social and religious life among Greeks, Romans, Judeans, Christians, and others in the Roman empire.
 
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Losing Our Religion
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A former megachurch pastor leaves religion behind to rid himself of the exclusivity created by its dogmas in order to open himself up to learn from the lives, stories, and experiences of everyone else. To prove we are more alike than we think and we can all get along no matter what we believe. Topics range via guest's experiences growing up in religious homes, where Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Secularism, Judaism, Hinduism, Tao, Heathenism, Wicca and all forms of dogmas and ideologies pro ...
 
Religion is the driving force behind much of what happens in the world today -- particularly when it comes to the "big three" religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Religious differences have and continue to spark wars, create nations, and spawn ongoing conflict down through the centuries. No matter what religion you adhere to (or even if you claim that you don't adhere to any religion at all), you need to have a basic understanding of the world's religions in order to understand wha ...
 
Named one of the Top 13 Most Influential Women in Goddess Spirituality - tune in to find out why! Wednesday or Thursday nites, hear Dr. Rev. Karen Tate, author, speaker, and teacher, discussing global and personal issues with a broad spectrum of advocates, visionaries and forward thinkers from a Divine Feminine, Right Brain point of view. Some call it the Feminine Consciousness or the shift away from patriarchal values. These are issues that could raise your consciousness or save the world. ...
 
We live in a day where the world is saturated with contradictory faiths and beliefs. Can they all be right? Are they all wrong? As Christians, it is imperative that we understand something of what these religions teach and believe, so that we can accurately discern right from wrong. “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11)
 
Welcome the No religion, Just Jesus podcast with pastor Brian Clark, brought to you by Crossroads Baptist Church: a ministry dedicated to making disciples and planting churches.
 
There's a lot of confusion in the world about religion, and what the right path is. Whether it's Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc., there must be an absolute path to take since all religions are diametrically opposed to each other. Is it one God? Or many gods? Are all the names equating to the same spirit? Or is it all a mixed bag of confusion? Since God is not the author of confusion, this series will make it absolutely clear by unraveling the truth behind each and answering the hard quest ...
 
Separate stories: 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.
 
Portal to my podcast, websites, blog, and publications, providing an entryway into social and religious life among Greeks, Romans, Judeans, Christians, and others in the Roman empire.
 
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World Religions
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Every day, our world gets smaller. Today more than ever, we're constantly in contact with people who don't believe the same things we do. How can a person who follows Jesus have healthy, respectful and loving conversations with people of other religions? What can a Christian and a Muslim talk about? What about Buddhist or Hindus? Atheists or Mormons?In this class, we'll explore the basic structure, beliefs and practices of other religions. We'll learn where they overlap with Christianity, an ...
 
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Thinking Religion
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Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Rev. Sam Harrelson tackling various topics that deal with the intersection of religion, the Bible, devotionals, and culture.
 
The Podcast of the Religion and Socialism Commission of the Democratic Socialists of America. Host: Sarah Ngu. Producer: Devin Briski. Music: "Made and Broken" by Hugel. Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/religioussocialismpodcast
 
Portal to my podcast, websites, blog, and publications, providing an entryway into social and religious life among Greeks, Romans, Judeans, Christians, and others in the Roman empire.
 
Portal to my podcast, websites, blog, and publications, providing an entryway into social and religious life among Greeks, Romans, Judeans, Christians, and others in the Roman empire.
 
Religious Studies News is the webmagazine of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the world's largest scholarly and professional association of academics, teachers, and research scholars dedicated to furthering knowledge of religions and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations.
 
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was a pre-revolutionary American pastor and academic in Massachusetts, and is also widely considered to be both the last of the great Puritans, and a founder of modern evangelicalism. In 1732, his church and many churches in the surrounding region experienced “The Great Awakening”, a massive religious revival. The Great Awakening saw many people having heightened “affections”, or emotions, in response to their increased spirituality – this included excessive weep ...
 
There's a lot of confusion in the world about religion, and what the right path is. Whether it's Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc., there must be an absolute path to take since all religions are diametrically opposed to each other. Is it one God? Or many gods? Are all the names equating to the same spirit? Or is it all a mixed bag of confusion? Since God is not the author of confusion, this series will make it absolutely clear by unraveling the truth behind each and answering the hard quest ...
 
Interviews with Authors about their New Books
 
This is a new podcast brought to you by the same cohosts who previously produced the Free Will, Science and Religion podcast. The idea was to focus on other topics of Philosophy, Science, and Religion. The goal is to make a better world by focusing on different facts and beliefs which affect how we live our lives every day.
 
The Religious Studies Project (RSP) is an international collaborative enterprise launched in January 2012, hosted by Christopher R. Cotter (Lancaster University, UK) and David G.
 
An examination of religion's role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
 
Many times we don't have the power to express our religion to other people if we don't have knowledge of their religion. This 6 part series examines the many types of religions and how they are different from Christianity.
 
In Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, philosopher David Hume examines whether belief in God can be rational. The work takes the form of a debate between three characters: Cleanthes, who argues that the existence and nature of God can be empirically verified; Demea, who argues that God is completely beyond human knowledge; and Philo, a philosophical skeptic widely thought to represent Hume’s own beliefs. Much of the debate centers around Cleanthes’ presentation of the analogical argument ...
 
This series presents 7 basic doctrinal ideas that help the viewer have a "big picture" view of the Christian religion. Done in an informal style with helpful graphics and summaries, Understanding Your Religion is a useful guide for those seeking to know what Christians believe and how these beliefs affect what they do.
 
Featured Religion Episodes on Player FM
 
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French).The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics ...
 
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Religion Bites
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a podcast with Malory Nye
 
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Study Religion
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Study Religion is a production of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. The podcast brings listeners into the life of the department through discussions with faculty, student work, analysis of current events and popular culture, and interviews about the state of religious studies as a field. It is a chance to listen in to the conversations we're having on the balconies and inside the offices of Manly Hall, the department building and our logo.
 
Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
Michael MacAuliffe (also known as Max Arthur Macauliffe) was a senior British administrator, prolific scholar and author. Macauliffe is renowned for his translation of Sikh scripture and history into English.This is one of the first (and still one of the few) comprehensive books about the Sikh religion in the English language. MacAuliffe had extensive access to manuscripts of the Sikh sacred writings (the Granth), as well as support from Sikh scholars and leaders of the time. This volume, vo ...
 
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What do you say to family and friends who want to have an intervention with you because you’re not Christian anymore? On this weeks episode, we chat about how to talk to your family and friends about the life changes you are making. Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other: Your Questions, Confessions, Comments and Meltdowns. Join the ...…
 
The Rev. Lauren Larkin joins Sam to discuss birthing pangs in Genesis, the merits of demythologizing, and Dialectical Theology in the 21st Century. Special Guest: Lauren R.E. Larkin. Support Thinking Religion Links: LaurenRELarkin.com – The intersection of everyday life and theology SanctaColloquia (@SanctaColloquia) | Twitter Genesis 3 The God ...…
 
As noted in my farewell monologue, the characteristics that I look for in an interview are topics that are a little off the beaten path and the enthusiasm of the scholar for his/her topic. Dr. Colleen Haight, a professor of economics at San Jose State University, is the perfect embodiment of both these characteristics. Not only has Colleen stud ...…
 
The recent primary and special elections in a number of states have reintensified concerns about vulnerabilities in our voting systems – and ongoing attempts to hack them. With the midterm elections less than three months away, we take a look at some of the less-reported – but equally destructive – threats to the core of our democracy: the free ...…
 
A wave of religious leaders in black communities in the early twentieth-century insisted that so-called Negroes were, in reality, Ethiopian Hebrews, Asiatic Muslims, or a raceless children of God. In New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration (NYU Press, 2017), historian of religion Judith Weisenfeld argue ...…
 
A wave of religious leaders in black communities in the early twentieth-century insisted that so-called Negroes were, in reality, Ethiopian Hebrews, Asiatic Muslims, or a raceless children of God. In New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration (NYU Press, 2017), historian of religion Judith Weisenfeld argue ...…
 
Michelle Mendez discusses legal responses to U.S. immigration policy.By webmaster@cfr.org (Council on Foreign Relations).
 
Inspired by the usage of the term ‘enclosure’ to describe the Separation Wall in Israel-Palestine on a visit he made to the West Bank, Gary Fields in Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror (University of California Press, 2017) draws upon the past to speak to the Palestinian present and...…
 
On this weeks episode, we talk about Martin Heidegger. Heidegger made a practice of questioning Western Philosophers. Wondering whether or not we even understood what it means to exist. He believed humanity needed a savior, or a group to save them. Was he a Nazi? Why were his thoughts challenging? MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: BOOK: Being and Time ...…
 
Tony Mierzwicki, with three degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia, the author of Graeco-Egyptian Magick: Everyday Empowerment, chats with us tonight about his new book fresh off the presses, Hellenismos: Practicing Greek Polytheism Today. We'll explore Tony's fascination with the ancient Greek religion, delve into underlying principl ...…
 
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the foundational texts of Hinduism and probably the one most familiar and popular in the West. The moral problem that motivates the text – is it right to kill members of one’s extended family if they are on the other side in a war?...
 
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the foundational texts of Hinduism and probably the one most familiar and popular in the West. The moral problem that motivates the text – is it right to kill members of one’s extended family if they are on the other side in a war?...
 
Is today’s liberalism still the enlightenment ideal of free thought and individual rights? Or is it just economic and sexual liberty – the freedom to shop and shag, you might say?
 
How an evangelical pastor got caught in Turkey's spat with the US. And, in his latest book author Patrick J. Deneen writes that of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century—fascism, communism, and liberalism—only the last remains. In an in-depth interview, presenter Andrew West asks the author of the provocative book ‘Why Liberalis ...…
 
The story of the man behind the headlines in Turkey: Pastor Andrew Brunson.
 
One of the benefits of losing our religion are the many doors it opens up for us to explore our humanity, our desires, our goals, away from the judgment of a closed-minded community. Crystal has been exploring for some years now. It’s incredible to be able to hear her story and embrace the conversation of exploring without borders. WEIRD THINGS ...…
 
On this weeks episode, we chat about tips on how to think for yourself and not be influenced and swayed by the thoughts, agendas, or perspectives of others without becoming closed-minded or dogmatic. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Tips on how to think for yourself: (From Essential Life Skills) Monday Meltdown is Our Weekly Chat with Each Other: You ...…
 
Organized religion and religious believers often get painted with a bad reputation, and sometimes it is justly due, but most of the time it is not. Prof. Rod Stark, a co-founder of Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion, explains the benefits of religion on a wide range of social behavior. Rod has long been my most favorite sociologist of r ...…
 
Once again, white supremacists will take their message of hate public with a planned rally in Washington, DC. The event, taking place across the street from the White House, will mark the anniversary of the violent Charlottesville “Unite the Right” gathering, which resulted in three deaths, including Heather Heyer whose moral courage that day w ...…
 
In this episode, cross posted from the podcast Psychologists Off the Clock, Dr. Diana Hill interviews Dr. Michael Kearney, a palliative care physician who takes an interpersonal, integrative approach to healing. Dr. Kearney shares with us how he has had to learn to “breathe underwater” and allow pain to move...…
 
History is only recently opening up to previously marginalized groups: it is only just now that women’s history is being explored across different historical fields. Eve Krakowski in Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Women’s Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture (Princeton University Press, 2017) uses Cairo Geniza documents, and Jewish...…
 
History is only recently opening up to previously marginalized groups: it is only just now that women’s history is being explored across different historical fields. Eve Krakowski in Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Women’s Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture (Princeton University Press, 2017) uses Cairo Geniza documents, and Jewish...…
 
On this weeks episode, we talk about Friedrich Nietzsche his life, his relationships, his fears, and his philosophy. Bringing critical thought into our modern times is a valuable endeavor. Is God dead? Did we kill him? Does it matter and why? Thinking Thursday: Thinking Thursday is about learning how to think. We live in a world where people li ...…
 
Australia’s population hits 25 million this week, confirming you live in one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world. Do we need laws to regulate multiculturalism?
 
The latest Pew research shows that more governments than ever are regulating the practice of religion.
 
Pope Francis has ruffled a few feathers by declaring the death penalty to be completely “inadmissible”.
 
The Catholic Church has changed its position on capital punishment by declaring it to be "always wrong". The Pew Research Center finds that restrictions on religion have increased around the world. And do we need laws to regulate multiculturalism?
 
Crystal has been through so much in her past church life and she’s come out of it better knowing who she is, embracing her sexuality, and growing to understand being Bi-Polar. From the born-again experience to exorcism, sex, pregnancy, and miscarriage. You will be encouraged by her story. WEIRD THINGS OF THE AMAZON LIQUID ASS DO YOU LOVE THE PO ...…
 
On this weeks episode, we hear from fellow Loser Jennifer Pinch and chat about the backlash of self-care. Often when make our desires a priority we get comments like, "You've Changed, I don't even know you anymore." Here is how to handle them and more. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: First Things First by Stephen R. Covey Monday Meltdown is Our Week ...…
 
The café, long a European institution, was also a stimulant and a refuge for European Jewish culture. In cities across Europe, and later in Palestine, Israel, and the United States, Jewish journalists, poets, and thinkers gathered in cafés to socialize, argue, create, and simply to be in a space that...…
 
Modern social media is a wondrous thing. Without it, this podcast would have never come into being, and it is unlikely that I would have been able to find half of my guests. Many of my ideas for shows were culled from posts I saw on Facebook, Twitter, or internet news and scholarly feeds I receive (not to mention emails from listeners suggestin ...…
 
Welcome to the movement to ensure all Americans of every faith tradition, or of none, are able to freely exercise Jeff Sessions’ beliefs. It’s a dangerous one. On this week’s State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, we’ll take a look at the Attorney General’s latest attack on the First Amendment – what should really be cal ...…
 
Erica Blumfield chooses her own religion! Erica is a storyteller that originally spurned me for an OKCupid date, but since has performed on my live show and come to be a good friend. In this episode Erica told me about her spiritual journey as someone who deals with bipolar disorder. We also talk about authenticity, the Tao te Ching, heaven, an ...…
 
What role, if any, do mythological texts play in philosophical discourse? While modern Hindu Studies scholars are becoming increasingly attuned to the extent to which Indian narratives encode ideology, Sucharita Adluri’s Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought: Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana (Routledge, 2014) explores the extent to which ...…
 
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