Aug 17, 2020 • 1HR 13M

Episode 0: Diana Butler Bass

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Blake Chastain
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In this very first episode of Powers & Principalities (termed Episode 0, because it acts as a bridge between this show & Exvangelical), I talk with Diana Butler Bass about the early history of fundamentalism in white evangelical Protestant Christianity in America. The conversation went surprising places, and while I expected to provide a survey-style overview of the development of white evangelicalism, once we got to the Scopes Monkey Trial we ended up talking about cycles of trauma and shame.

Diana Butler Bass is the author of several books, including Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks (, Amazon*). She also publishes a weekly newsletter, The Cottage, on Substack. Subscribe here.

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