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In the fourth episode of our themed series 'Across the Rainbow', Dr. S. J Crasnow talks about the current state of anti-trans legislation in the US, and the role played by conservative Christianity in shaping it. Crasnow is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Rockhurst University, Kansas City and author of the article “The Legacy of ‘Gender Ideology” in the journal Religion and Gender.
In celebration of the publication of the first volume in Brill's new Handbook of Sufi Studies, we joined Alexander Knysh, Editor-in-Chief, for a discussion about the popularity of Sufism in the West, the relation of Sufi studies to adjacent disciplines, and the directions that the Handbook series will take in the future.
In this podcast, Dr. Mirella Klomp, of the Protestant Theological University, the Netherlands, discusses her book Playing On: Re-staging the Passion after the Death of God,, published by Brill, and talks about how the Passion has seeped out from the liturgy to the wider cultural domain, why its story remains so popular today, whether depicting Christ in conjunction with popular music and pursuits is disrespectful, and whose story the Passion really is.