"Why Study History" on Mars Hill Audio

The new Mars Hill Audio Journal is out.  In the opening interview, I chat with host Ken Myers about the relationship between individualism and the study of history.  

Here is the synopsis:

Guests on Volume 124: John Fea, on how American individualism fuels indifference to the study of history, and how K-12 education can counter that apathy; Robert F. Rea, on how engagement with Church history deepens our faith and enriches our capacity as faithful servants; John C. Pinheiro, on how anti-Catholic prejudice in mid-nineteenth-century America was intertwined with beliefs about the virtues of Republicanism, “Manifest Destiny,” and the Mexican-American War; R. J. Snell, on how newer ideas about natural law focus less on moral propositions and concepts and more on the thrust for meaning and value; Duncan G. Stroik, on how architectural styles function as languages that speak to us and enable buildings to speak to each other; Kate Tamarkin and Fiona Hughes, on the healing power of music.

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  1. My wife works for MHAJ–and Ken Myers directs our church choir. I was very excited to hear that you were going to be on the Journal. I haven't listened to it yet, but as a middle school history teacher I'm very much looking forward to it. Based on my wife's description, I expect it to be helpful and enlightening.

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