Sunday, June 9, 2013

Lauren Winner Interview

I first aired this in 2003, then again in 2008.   Here is an informative interview with Lauren Winner.  She is a historian, author and lecturer. Also Lauren is Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke University School.  Lauren writes and lectures on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish-Christian relations. She was born to a Jewish father and a Southern Baptist mother, and was raised Jewish. She converted to Orthodox Judaism in her freshman year at Columbia University, and then to Christianity while doing her Masters degree at Cambridge University She completed her doctoral work at Columbia University in 2006. Her fourth book, A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Colonial Virginia is based on her dissertation.

Her memoir, Girl Meets God has been described as "a passionate and thoroughly engaging account of a continuing spiritual journey within two profoundly different faiths. A second memoir, Still: Notes on a Mid-faith Crisis, released on January 31, 2012, chronicles her thoughts on God as she descends into doubt and spiritual crisis following the failure of her brief (2003–2009) marriage. Christianity Today calls Still "an instant spiritual classic."She is also the author of Mudhouse Sabbath.


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