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Susan Thistlethwaite on the Campbell Conversations

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This material was created by the Center for American Progress (www.americanprogress.org)
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Susan Thistlethwaite is a professor at the Chicago Theological Seminary, and an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. She's the author of "Dreaming of Eden" and the forthcoming "Occupy the Bible." In this conversation with Grant Reeher, she talks about her books, as well as the way that religion and politics intertwine.

Thistlethewaite argues that the proper mixing of the two includes a respect and celebration for the 'vibrant puralism' in American religious life. She also describes 'just peace-making' as a new theology of war and peace.

Grant Reeher is Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute and a professor of political science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is also creator, host and program director of “The Campbell Conversations” on WRVO, a weekly regional public affairs program featuring extended in-depth interviews with regional and national writers, politicians, activists, public officials, and business professionals.