Jedediah Purdy

Jedediah Purdy is a professor of law at Duke University and author of For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today. Purdy is a senior correspondent of The American Prospect and was educated at Yale Law School and Harvard University. His research interests include agriculture, environmental sustainability, and the place of work in American culture.


Volume 43

Guests on Volume 43: Jedediah Purdy, on the ironic mood and its effect on public life; Lendol Calder, on the cultural significance of consumer credit; John Nelson, on Soli Deo Gloria, commissioning sacred classical works; George Arasimowicz, on crafting a tone poem about the life of Peter; James Calvin Schaap, on writing and the challenge to piety; Frederick Buechner, on the ministry of memoirs and the importance of remembering; Kay Hymowitz, on mistaken ideas of adulthood and childhood; and Calvin Stapert, on My Only Comfort: Death, Deliverance, and Discipleship in the Music of Bach.