Dr. Karen Swallow Prior, professor, author: Reading and public theology

As a professor of English, Dr. Prior argues that reading both shapes character and requires character, including patience, prudence, and love. Karen offers Christian perspectives on events for the New York Times and the Atlantic, taking up the role of public theologian. Although she never sought one, Karen has a "platform" - and explains why it is ill-advised to seek a platform.

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As a professor of English, Dr. Prior argues that reading both shapes character and requires character, including patience, prudence, and love. Karen offers Christian perspectives on events for the New York Times and the Atlantic, taking up the role of public theologian. Although she never sought one, Karen has a “platform” – and explains why it is ill-advised to seek a platform.

We are pleased to announce the winners of Karen’s book, “On Reading Well,” provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group:
Bethany F. from Buffalo, NY
Clayton C. from Arlington, VA
Brad W. from Eureka, MO

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