Guest
Kathryn Lofton, Professor of Religious Studies & American Studies

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Episode: January 15, 2014

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Kathryn Lofton is a historian of religion with a particular focus on the cultural and intellectual history of the United States. Through studies of preachers and parents, bathing soap and office cubicles, evangelicalism and liberal theology, Professor Lofton has developed a portrait of religion in America that emphasizes the formation of religion through new technologies, renegade manifestos, and the cornucopia of cultural practices that contribute to social identity in the modern world. We talk with her about her new book, Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon.

Learn more about Kathryn Lofton.