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New Yorker: Out Loud

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Joan Acocella on how believers talk to God.

March 26th, 2012

Episode 254 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Joan Acocella reviews T. M. Luhrmann's "When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God." Here Acocella talks to Blake Eskin about Luhrmann's scientific yet sympathetic approach to intense religious experience, and how Acocella first started writing about religion.

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