Mark Oppenheimer

Mark Oppenheimer teaches at Yale University, and is a freelance writer and staff writer for the Christian Century. He has taught at Wesleyan and Stanford universities, and his works have appeared in periodicals including Harper's, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and Slate.


Volume 65

Guests on Volume 65: Stephen G. Post, on why there should be more room for public forms of religious expression; Glenn C. Altschuler, on the advent of rock 'n' roll, and the various fears it created; Mark Oppenheimer, on the importance of style and the rise of radical informality; Johnny Cash, on faith, vocation, the Incarnation, and the Last Supper; George Marsden, on how Jonathan Edwards understood world history and the American experience; and Julian Johnson, on various misunderstandings about classical music, the differences between music as art and music as commodity, and on expectations of immediate gratification in music.