logo

21 April 2019

logo

Share this video:

Or choose a specific part to share:

Start at:
Stop at:
Preview

Embed this video, or the specific part you've chosen, on your site:

Sarah Posner (sarahposner.com, God's Profits) and Wil Gafney (WilGafney.com, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia)

On The Posner Show, Sarah and Wil discuss the hit History Channel miniseries The Bible. Wil thinks the producers have done a good job with some elements, but critiques the series’ erasure of women. She focuses in particular on Hagar, a figure of special significance in both Islamic and African-American Christian tradition, as well as the Battle of Jericho. Why are all the characters—with the exception of angels and Satan—portrayed by white actors, until we meet Samson? Wil has strong criticisms of the way Samson is portrayed as a “mandingo” figure. Does the series help solve, as its producers contend, the problem of biblical illiteracy? Plus: Rape and polygamy in the King David story.

Play entire video
Recorded:Mar 13    Posted:Mar 17, 2013
Download:
mp3
The Posner Show | Mar 17, 2013 | Sarah Posner & Wil Gafney

MeaningofLife.tv

Beauty and the divine

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and theologian John Thatamanil discuss the role of beauty in the “process theology” of Alfred North Whitehead.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

Dating while desi

playvideo screenshot

Historians Bill Black and Varsha Venkatasubramanian discuss Varsha’s encounters with Hindu nationalists in the Bay Area dating scene.

Feminine Chaos

The case against “sensitivity readers”

playvideo screenshot

Kat Rosenfield and Phoebe Maltz Bovy critique the new publishing industry practice of reviewing manuscripts for potentially offensive content.

MeaningofLife.tv

Is three a crowd?

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright speaks with evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller about the logic and benefits of polyamorous relationships.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

Culturally Determined

Is Game of Thrones the last of its kind?

playvideo screenshot

Aryeh Cohen-Wade and Michael Sweeney consider whether there will ever be another show with such cultural resonance.

MeaningofLife.tv

Fingernail clippings and other problems with bodily resurrection

playvideo screenshot

B. D. McClay discusses how early Christian thinkers tried to reckon with the body and the spirit.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

The boundaries of journalism

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the arrest of Julian Assange and the relationship between journalists and their sources.

MeaningofLife.tv

Analytic vs. continental philosophy

playvideo screenshot

Philosophers Daniel Kaufman and Crispin Sartwell discuss the divide between the two schools of philosophical thought.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Wright Show

Why the Israeli election didn’t really matter

playvideo screenshot

Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, says that whoever the next Israeli prime minister is, the two-state solution is dead.

The Glenn Show

Lessons from the streets

playvideo screenshot

Glenn Loury speaks with leaders of the Rose Street Community Center, recently featured in the documentary Charm City, about efforts to reduce violence in East Baltimore.