In Search Of

In Search of Truth: American History with Peter Choi (S2E2)

“We can’t have a 100 percent completely accurate representation of the past. We’re always going to have some kind of imperfect rendering that still insists on deriving meaning from the past. My sense is that it’s not feasible or desirable to do away with myths. But I think we need better ones and maybe more conversation between myths.”

Welcome to In Search Of, a podcast where we go in search of voices and perspectives that inform and expand a life of faith. In this episode, Amy speaks with Peter Choi about monuments: what do they mean in American history, especially the history of evangelical Christianity? What does it mean to put monuments up? And what does it mean to tear them down? Listen to Peter and Amy discuss race, myths, and teaching history in this episode of In Search Of. A transcript of this episode is available here.

Peter Choi is Associate Professor of American Christianity at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley whose areas of study include transatlantic revival religion, early evangelicalism, and world Christianity. He is the author of George Whitefield: Evangelist for God and Empire (2018) and Subverting Faith: Early Evangelicals and the Making of Race (under contract, Oxford University Press).

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