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Episode 3: Michael Birkel


Michael Birkel

In this third episode co-hosts Tim Seid (Assoc. Dean) and Matt Hisrich (Dir. of Admissions & Recruitment) talk with Michael Birkel, Professor of Christian Spirituality at ESR. Michael is an alumnus of ESR, earning an MA in 1978 and going on to graduate with a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1986. He then joined the faculty of Earlham College in the Religion Department where he has had an illustrious 30-year career of teaching, writing, and speaking at a variety of groups on wide-ranging topics in religion, Quakerism, and inter-faith dialogue.

His books include Qur'an in Conversation (Baylor University Press, 2014), Engaging Scripture: Encountering the Bible with Early Friends (Friends United Press; Earlham Press, 2005), and Silence and Witness: Quaker Spirituality (Orbis Press, 2004).

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 41.01MB - Duration: 39:47 m (144 kbps 44100 Hz)

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Earlham School of Religion

Earlham School of Religion is a non-creedal Christian graduate theological school in the Quaker tradition that prepares women and men for leadership that empowers and for ministry that serves. Located in Richmond, Indiana, ESR welcomes those interested in residential as well as distance learning programs. We offer M.Div./M.Min. and M.A. in Religion degrees as well as certificate programs.