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At the Edge-Dr. Anthea Butler: Religion, Politics, Gender

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In this episode I interview Dr. Anthea Butler, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Graduate Chair of Religion at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. We will discuss Religion and the 2012 Elections, Sarah Palin; Republican party and Religion; Catholic Church Sex abuse scandals; Women's reproductive rights and political action; 2012 and Mayan Calendar.
A Contributing Editor and Blogger at Religion Dispatches, Dr. Butler's research include Religion and Politics, Religion and Popular Culture, Women and Religion, Pentecostalism, sexuality, and African American Religion. She is author of Women in the Church of God in Christ:  Making a Sanctified World (UNC Press), and most recently The Gospel According To Sarah: How Sarah Palin's Tea Party Angels Are Galvanizing The Religious Right (The New Press).
Dr. Butler can be heard on NPR, Interfaith Voices, and she can be seen on MSNBC as a contributing commentator on Melissa Harris-Perry and other MSNBC features.