Radical Gratitude: Diana Butler Bass [Rebroadcast]
Our guest, Diana Butler Bass, returns to Things Not Seen to discuss her important new book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks.
The book centers around a fundamental question: a majority of Americans report that they routinely express gratitude for their blessings, yet our political landscape reflects a mindset of fear and scarcity.
Using a novel approach, that explores both the personal and the political, Diana Butler Bass examines this dislocation in our political life, and how it might be healed.
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Diana Butler Bass is the author of eight books on American religion, including Christianity After Religion, Christianity for the Rest of Us, and A People's History of Christianity. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Duke University, has taught at the college and graduate level, and is currently an independent scholar.
She was a columnist for the New York Times Syndicate, and blogs for the Huffington Post and the Washington Post on issues of religion, spirituality, and culture. Bass is a popular speaker at conferences, colleges and universities, and churches across North America. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband, daughter, and dog. Her website is dianabutlerbass.com and she can be followed on Twitter at @dianabutlerbass.