Aired: April 12, 2014

Bible Babel

 

Joseph_Anton_Koch_006In her book Bible Babel: Making Sense of the Most Talked About Book of All Time, Kristin Swenson explains what the Bible is, where it comes from, and how it’s relevant today. Also featured: Edward Neukrug (Old Dominion University) has collected oral histories of colleagues and former patients of some of the great psychologists of our time, including B.F. Skinner and Carl Rogers.

Later in the show: Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald had a celebrity marriage during the Jazz Age of the 1920s. From 1930 until her death in 1948, Zelda was in and out of mental hospitals. Karen Tatum (Norfolk State University) is exploring the possibility of a link between the medication Zelda took for eczema and her debilitating mental illness. Also featured: Hermine Pinson (College of William and Mary) is a poet and singer who found herself fighting for her life after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her book Promises to Keep: A Memoir of Healing explores writing as therapy after recovering from serious illness.

  • Bible Babel – feature

    Listen carefully to song lyrics or watch TV and it won’t be long before you hear references to the Bible.  A Virginia professor has just released a book to aid readers as they try to navigate its use in culture.   Producer Lydia Wilson has more:

  • Bible Babel – web extra

    Biblical scenes are flooding the big screen in 2014. Click here to read more about Hollywood’s new trend.

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