The Catacombic Machine

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Matt and Preston joins the Post Structuralist Tent Revival to discuss Gil Anidjar's essay, "Globalatinology"!
Catherine Keller recently visited Sweden to deliver a few lectures in Betlehemskyrkan, Gothenburg. This episode is from the opening day which focused on introducing Catherine to the visitors. In the forthcoming weeks we will publish some of her
In this episode, Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with guests, Catherine Keller, and Clayton Crockett about political theology (among other things), which is the topic for Drew University’s impending interdisciplinary colloquium: Political Th
The politics of the middle is a way of acting and representing the ordinary in everyday life. It opens up space to think about being political as an ordinary occurrence, something beyond otherworldly concerns. In this episode, Preston Price tal
In this episode of The Catacombic Machine, Preston Price talks with Aaron van Voorhis of Central Avenue Church in Glendale, California. Aaron has been on the show once before talking with Josef about his background in Christianity and the praxi
Out of light comes darkness in the infinite play of destructivity. What was once whole has now become incomplete, a new de-creation of death-in-life. We want to hold onto the very fabric of living and beauty without realizing that each moment s
Barry Taylor talk to Jack Caputo about Jacques Derrida as part of his Patreon series Theology After... Other conversation partners in this series has been Peter Rollins, Peter Sjöstedt-H and Josef Gustafsson. You can find Barry's Patreon page a
In this episode, Jake Given and Matt Baker speak with Mary-Jane Rubenstein, about goats, metaphysics, science, Freud, Spinoza, panpsychism, and so on. Mary-Jane Rubenstein is Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University; core faculty in the Fem
In this episode of TCM Preston Price speaks with Jeff Hood who is a Baptist pastor, theologian, and activist in the Texas area.  Music by Adrian Romero
In this TCM mini-episode you’ll hear a very short talk given by Philip Clayton last November as part of the New Materialism, Religion, and Planetary Thinking seminar at AAR in Boston. You’ll also hear brief responses and questions from Karen B
In this two-part episode of The Catacombic Machine we hear from Catherine Keller who was the guest at a recent live event hosted by Brew Theology, NJ. She discusses her book On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process, as well as several ot
In this two-part episode of The Catacombic Machine we hear from Catherine Keller who was the guest at a recent live event hosted by Brew Theology, NJ. She discusses her book On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process, as well as several ot
In this episode Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with Robyn Henderson-Espinozaand Tad Delayabout the theo-political climate in US following the controversial zero-tolerance policy separating migrant children from their parents. Sign up for Ho
In this episode of TCM, Preston Price speaks with Barry Taylor about several seemingly random topics: art, Freud, spirituality, shoes, food, religion, cartography, etc. Music - Amon Tobin: Deo. Jonatan Bäckelie: Laudate Guattari
The subsecular aims to conceptualize the experience of religion being forced into submission by a hegemonic secular culture. Attempts have been made over the years to speak of a “postsecular condition” and the “return of God” to critique the se
In this episode of The Catacombic Machine, Matt Baker and Preston Price speak with Devin Singhabout his book Divine Currency: The Theological Power of Money in the West, among other things. Devin Singh is a social theorist and scholar of relig
In this TCM mini-episode you’ll hear a very short talk given by Mary Jane Rubenstein last November as part of the New Materialism, Religion, and Planetary Thinking seminar at AAR in Boston. Your can read more about her here where's there's als
In this TCM mini-episode, we hear a short talk given by Devin Singh last November as part of the Race, Coloniality and Philosophy of Religion Unit at AAR in Boston. Devin has recently written a book Divine Currency: The Theological Power of Mo
In this episode of The Catacombic Machine, Preston Price and Matt Baker speak with Clayton Crockett,  Professor and Director of Religious Studies at the University of Arkansas, and author of a number of books, most recently Derrida after the
In this episode of TCM, Preston Price and Matt Baker speak with Christopher Rodkey, United Church of Christ pastor and religious educator, professor, and author. He is pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Dallastown, Pennsylvania, an
"A machine is not a given, it is a construction; an organization of separate elements. A machine is made up of partial objects, forming a whole out of heterogeneous bits. Not because they belong together. Not because they were meant for each ot
The audio for this episode of The Catacombic Machine is taken from the Westar Institute's God Seminar on Religious Naturalism and the Human Future at AAR in Boston which took place in November 2017. Bart Campolo presents, Jeffrey Robbins presid
It has been noted that in the age of global capitalism virtually everything is for sale. Nothing lies outside of the reach of the market. Today, education is increasingly instrumental, a means to an end known as the so-called “good life.” Squee
In this episode of The Catacombic Machine, David speaks to Jeffrey Robbins about Charles Winquist. In the intro Josef reads a text which is available here. Support: https://www.patreon.com/thecatacombicmachine
Matt Baker and Preston Price talks to An Yountae about his book The Decolonial Abyss: Mysticism and Cosmopolitics from the Ruins, published in 2016 by Fordham University Press: The central question Yountae raises is, how do we mediate the myst
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