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The Habit Podcast: Benjamin Myers

The Habit Podcast is a series of conversations with writers about writing, hosted by Jonathan Rogers. This week, Jonathan Rogers talks with Benjamin Myers, author of A Poetics of Orthodoxy: Christian Truth as Aesthetic Foundation.

In A Poetics of Orthodoxy, poet Ben Myers makes the case that Christian orthodoxy provides a “reality-based way of knowing what kinds of poetry, what poetic characteristics, most resonate with true human experience.” Poetry, he argues, is a kind of re-incarnation (not THAT kind of reincarnation), and so works against the disembodying tendencies of the digital age.

In this episode of The Habit Podcast, Ben Myers and Jonathan Rogers discuss the dangers of gnosticism and the embarrassment caused by beauty, among other things.

Transcripts are now available for The Habit Podcast. Click here to access them.

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