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Karen Swallow Prior

Karen Swallow Prior is Research Professor of English and Christianity and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of “Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More — Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist,” among other titles, and is editor of a series of classic literature, most recently “Jane Eyre” and “Frankenstein.” She and her husband live on a 100-year-old homestead in central Virginia with sundry horses, dogs, and chickens. And lots of books.

All Stories by Karen Swallow Prior

Beth Moore left the SBC after the SBC left women to fend for themselves

April 5, 2021

(RNS) — The strongest objections of her critics seem to be fruits of their own sowing.

Shame, grace and #STOPtheSTEAL

March 3, 2021

(RNS) — How we read the world depends on the kinds of stories we traffic in.

Still Baptist. Still evangelical.

February 9, 2021

(RNS) — My childhood church has come to mind a lot lately, perhaps because these days in church life have so dismayed and disoriented me.

‘AKA Jane Roe’ and the humiliation of the pro-life movement

May 26, 2020

(RNS) — The FX documentary about the Roe v. Wade case is another humiliation of pro-lifers in the media. But humility is what it takes to be truly in favor of the protection of the unborn child.

Six books to get you through a coronavirus shutdown

March 13, 2020

(RNS) — These classic and contemporary novels might offer helpful perspective on the state we find ourselves in — and are also terrific reads.

Why listening matters. Even if you think the other side is wrong.

July 9, 2019

(RNS) — Within an increasingly secular culture, the task for Christians is becoming, more and more, discerning not only how to engage the culture outside the church, but engaging each other within.

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