Holy Solitude: Robert Rhodes

Correction: The broadcast refers to David J. Dunn as an "Orthodox theologian," a term that might mislead some to think he is speaking in an official capacity for the Orthodox Church. This is our mistake, and not Dr. Dunn's.  He has asked instead that we refer to him as an "independent scholar writing on public and political theology."

In 1995, Robert Rhodes and his family sold their worldly possessions and moved to a Hutterite community in Starland, Minnesota.  For the next six years, Rhodes lived the life of a farmer, welder, handyman, and occasional night watchman.  This period of religious seclusion is chronicled in his 2009 book Nightwatch: An Inquiry into Solitude.  In this week's show, we talk with Robert Rhodes about poetry, pacifism, and Christian communism.

Click here to read an excerpt from the book Nightwatch.

Click here for the Miller Williams poem, "The Last Person to Speak His Language is Dying"

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