Why Your Imagination Matters to Public Life

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Join us for our second conversation on Faith In Public Life, featuring Karen Swallow Prior Ph. D., reader, writer, and professor.

In this episode we discuss Karen's most recent book, The Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images, and Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis, in which she outlines some of the cultural influences that have shaped our understanding of the role faith plays in public life.


On culture as a created thing:

"God designed [culture] so that we would be human beings birthed and raised in human cultures that are different across time...Culture itself is good. It has good things in it and bad things in it."

On seeking truth:

“It is our job no matter what our tradition, our social communities, or our politics to separate out the truths that are eternal and absolute from the cultural components...”