Today our guest instructor was Skylar Ray, a PhD student in the History Department at Baylor and a tutor for Brazos Fellows. Skylar’s research focuses on 20th century Protestantism and its broader relationship to American culture, religion, and politics. It was great to have her in our Course of Study today as we wrestled with changes in mainline and evangelical denominations during the 20th century.
I sat down with Skylar for another round of “Five Questions in Ten Minutes.” We talked about how we remember our national religious past, the strange and contested legacies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and several of her favorite books–all of which, as it turns out, are also favorites of mine; Skylar clearly has excellent taste. You can listen here:
Here are links to some of the items we talked about:
- You can read more about Skylar’s research here.
- Dan Williams’ fascinating history of the pro-life movement before Roe v. Wade, Defenders of the Unborn.
- Charles Marsh’s superb biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Strange Glory.
- Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River.
- James K.A. Smith and David I. Smith’s Teaching and Christian Practices.