Home / Comment / Podcasts

The Sacred #22: Teresa Bejan

The Sacred #22: Teresa Bejan

In the 22nd episode of The Sacred, Elizabeth Oldfield speaks to the political theorist and author Teresa Bejan. 19/09/2018

Teresa M. Bejan is Associate Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Oriel College. Her 2017 book, Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration examines contemporary calls for civility in light of seventeenth–century debates about religious toleration in England and America.

In this episode Teresa Bejan talks about being raised “lapsed catholic”, why evangelism is no more uncivil than other forms of persuasion, why she (and most of us) find disagreement disagreeable and the role of gender in debates.

This podcast is a project of Theos Think Tank (@theosthinktank) and is hosted by Elizabeth Oldfield (@theoselizabeth).

The Sacred is produced by Hussein Kesvani and No Country Media.

To follow us, subscribe to The Sacred on iTunes or on Soundcloud, and follow us on Twitter @sacred_podcast.

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth Oldfield

Elizabeth is host of The Sacred podcast. She was Theos’ Director from August 2011 – July 2021. She appears regularly in the media, including BBC One, Sky News, and the World Service, and writing in The Financial Times.

Watch, listen to or read more from Elizabeth Oldfield

Posted 19 September 2018

Identity, Politics, Society


See all


See all

In the news

See all


See all

Get regular email updates on our latest research and events.

Please confirm your subscription in the email we have sent you.

Want to keep up to date with the latest news, reports, blogs and events from Theos? Get updates direct to your inbox once or twice a month.

Thank you for signing up.