Religion and Philosophy

Gavel

Martha Nussbaum may be one of the most well-respected living philosophers in the world today.  She tells Steve Paulson that retribution and payback aren't compatible with true justice.

Philosopher Jason Brennan offers a provocative idea: let's bring back flogging as an alternative to imprisonment....

Street arrow

The leading researcher of forgiveness breaks down cognitive steps to letting go of trauma.

Woman staring into the distance

Thordis Elva reached out to the man who raped her, ultimately setting her on a journey towards forgiveness.

Cross in the sky

Writer Rod Dreher on how his faith compelled him to return home in search of forgiveness.

woman holding a flower

TTBOOK summer intern Caryn McKechnie spoke to a few people about how they felt the last time they forgave someone.

Woman staring into the distance
Air Dates:
  • September 15, 2018
  • December 07, 2017
  • May 21, 2017

When you’re hurt and the only way out of toxic bitterness and resentment is to let go, how do you summon the resolve to reach out to the person who hurt you most?

meditation

Andrew Newberg is a pioneer in neurotheology. He says brain scans can show the neural signature of spiritual experience.

Experience the divine

Jeff Schloss is an evolutionary biologist. He’s also Christian. As a scientist, he’s trying to develop an evolutionary theory for the origins of religion. But he says science can’t explain everything about religion.

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