A lot of the work of MARS HILL AUDIO involves bibliographic scouting missions. We often hear from our listeners that they would never have known about a particular book if they hadn’t heard our interview with the author.
But for every author we interview, there are dozens of books, articles, websites, and blog postings that help inform our editorial decisions. This page is a way we can pass some of that knowledge on to you. We also feature information and commentary about various events, as well as reports of the subsequent activities (published and otherwise) of previously interviewed authors.
If you haven't already, be sure to peruse our topical index and our guest index for excellent resources that are often cross-referenced to Journal issues and other MARS HILL AUDIO content. A full catalog of our audio resources is available here.
The spurt of books published in the past few years by fervent, fundamentalist atheists has seen a predictable sequel in a crop of titles by the critics of the critics of religion. The most stimulating of these critiques may have been written by a man who makes no claims of personal Christian commitment. . . . [Read more
As a follow-up to some of the themes raised by guests on Volume 95 of the Journal
, listeners may want to read a piece by political theorist Mark T. Mitchell (author of Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing
). Published on the Front Porch Republic
, an online intellectual cooperative dedicated to exploring the place of place in our lives, Mitchell's article ("The Dismal Science vs. Community"
) is a discussion of a book by Harvard economist Stephen A. Marglin. . . . [Read more
Lee Siegel's most recent book, Against the Machine
, is a pointed exploration of themes MARS HILL AUDIO
addresses frequently: the centrality of the sovereign self in modern culture (and the dehumanizing effects of that sovereignty), the way technologies rearrange social relationships without our noticing the changes (or their consequences), and the erosion of forms of cultural authority. . . . [Read more
For some time now, I have been growing in my understanding of how many cultural disorders are related to hatred of limits. The aspiration to limitlessness was embedded in the first temptation and the original sin, it informed the earliest docetic and Gnostic heresies
, and it inspired the founding intellects of modernity. . . . [Read more