Directors Discuss BCSR, Public Theology, and the Importance of Studying Religion at Cal with CBS


BCSR Co-Directors Jonathan Sheehan and Mark Csikszentmihalyi recently sat down with CBS San Francisco’s Mosaic program to discuss the role and importance of the study of religion in contemporary experience, particularly at public universities like Cal. In the wide-ranging interview, Sheehan and Csikszentmihalyi explain the genesis and evolution of religious studies at Berkeley, and the particular approaches and strengths that set BCSR apart from other centers of academic theological inquiry. Below we’ve included highlights from the interview, originally broadcast in June 2017. Look for the entire conversation and additional highlights to be posted here and on BCSR’s YouTube channel in the future.