Exploring Hope Podcast: Why Does the History of Ideas Matter for Us?

In this episode of the Exploring Hope podcast, Dr. Jamie Dew discusses the history of ideas with his good friend Dr. John Wilsey. It may not immediately sound like the kind of topic that would be very interesting or applicable, but Dr. Wilsey, an expert in intellectual history, shows how fundamental history is to our faith. After all, we believe in a historical incarnation, death, and resurrection that the whole flow of human history centers on. So, our study and understanding of history shouldn’t be just an afterthought or even a hobby; it should shape us and guide us. Dr. Wilsey points to individuals such as Alexis de Tocqueville and others who have so much to teach us about culture and faith. Tune in!

 

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Exploring Hope Podcast: How American Exceptionalism Affects our Culture and our Faith

On this week’s episode of Exploring Hope Podcast Dr. Jamie Dew had the privilege of having his good friend Dr. John Wilsey in the studio. Dr. Wilsey recently wrote a book entitled American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea so Dr. Dew wanted to ask him about this issue of “American Exceptionalism” and what it means for us. Where does this idea come from? How does it affect our society? In what ways should we be wary of it? Dr. Wilsey dives into this topic using his research and expertise to help us understand this cultural mindset and how it pertains to us as Christians and us as a nation. Tune in!

 

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Exploring Hope Podcast: Why Does the History of Ideas Matter for Us?

In this episode of the Exploring Hope podcast, Dr. Jamie Dew discusses the history of ideas with his good friend Dr. John Wilsey. It may not immediately sound like the kind of topic that would be very interesting or applicable, but Dr. Wilsey, an expert in intellectual history, shows how fundamental history is to our faith. After all, we believe in a historical incarnation, death, and resurrection that the whole flow of human history centers on. So, our study and understanding of history shouldn’t be just an afterthought or even a hobby; it should shape us and guide us. Dr. Wilsey points to individuals such as Alexis de Tocqueville and others who have so much to teach us about culture and faith. Tune in!

 

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