Jeffrey Burton Russell

Jeffrey Burton Russel, author of A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence and The Prince of Darkness: Radical Evil and the Power of Good in History, is professor emeritus of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned his Ph.D. from Emory University, and his A.M. and A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley. He has served on the faculty at, among others, Harvard University, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Notre Dame.


Volume 26

Guests on Volume 26: James Gilbert, on how science and religion negotiate for public respect; William Everdell, on the meaning and method of modernism; David Walsh, on the genius of liberal democracy; Alan Jacobs, on The Dictionary of Global Culture and "Real" Global Culture; Jeffrey Meikle, on American Plastic: A Cultural History; Jeffrey Burton Russell, on A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence; Roger Lundin, on Harry Mulisch's novel, The Discovery of Heaven; and Gordon Kreplin, on music, craft, gift, and beauty.