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Issues of Faith - December 2008

Show #1:
The Faith of Barack Obama
Airs December 4, 6, 7, 8, 18, 20, 21, 22, January 1, 3, 4, 5

How will Barack Obama's faith influence his presidency and the entire country? On this edition of Issues of Faith, best-selling author Stephen Mansfield talks about Obama's Christianity and how it differs from what some call the "traditional" version of Christianity. Mansfield also discusses the different types of faith-based initiatives we might see in an Obama administration.

The Faith of Barack Obama is available in bookstores and at

For more about Stephen Mansfield, visit

Show #2:
Love Thy Neighbor
Airs December 11, 13, 14, 15, 25, 27, 28, 29

What is the relationship between ethics and theology? On Issues of Faith, Vanderbilt philosophy professor Lenn Goodman talks about the ethical implications of the command of "love thy neighbor as thyself" and its context in Hebrew texts. Goodman explains when we must love our neighbor and what "love" looks like in this context. He also talks about what this commandment reveals about the character of God.

Lenn E. Goodman is the author of Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself. The book is available at

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