God Talk

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December 27, 2015

Some people talk to God and some think God talks to them. But what one person calls mysticism, another might call mental illness. We examine a range of spiritual experiences - from hearing voices to prayer and conversations with God. Also, David Steindl-Rast reflects on life as a Benedictine monk.

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TTBOOK producer and interviewer Charles Monroe-Kane started hearing voices when he was a child. He became a child preacher once he thought God was talking to him. 

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When evangelical Christians say they talk to God, what do they mean? Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann wanted to find out.

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Margery Kempe was one of the world's most famous Christian mystics — a medieval pilgrim with a penchant for uncontrollable sobbing. 

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"Religion always starts with mysticism," says David Steindl-Rast. Now 89, he's been a Benedictine monk since 1953. 

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Getting a good night's sleep is hard for a lot of people, but imagine trying to drift off when you have terrifying hallucinations.

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December 27, 2015
September 04, 2016
April 21, 2018
Guests: 
Charles Monroe-Kane

Charles Monroe-Kane

Producer/Interviewer

Tanya Luhrmann

Anthropologist
Anthony Bale

Anthony Bale

David Steindl-Rast

David Steindl-Rast

Monk
Rodney Ascher

Rodney Ascher

Filmmaker
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April 20, 2018