A conversation with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior on the value of literature and reading old books

In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Karen Swallow Prior, research professor of English and Christianity and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and editor of a series of guides through classical works of literature with B&H Books. Today, we talk about the importance of reading older books and the value of literature.

Meet Dr. Prior: 
Karen Swallow Prior is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me, Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More, and On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books. She is co-editor of Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues (Zondervan 2019) and has contributed to numerous other books. Her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, First Things, Vox, The Gospel Coalition, and numerous other outlets.

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Audio Producer: Mark Owens, Owens Productions

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