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Episode from the podcastOn Being with Krista Tippett

Unedited Interview with Jennifer Michael Hecht

Released Thursday, 8th January 2009
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Unedited Interview with Jennifer Michael Hecht

In this unedited conversation poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht says that as a scholar she always noticed the “shadow history” of doubt out of the corner of her eye. She shows how non-belief, skepticism, and doubt have paralleled and at times shaped the world’s great religious and secular belief systems. She suggests that only in modern time has doubt been narrowly equated with a complete rejection of faith, or a broader sense of mystery. See more at onbeing.org/program/history-doubt/51