Podcast Episode 22: Interview with Michael McVicar
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In this episode, Art Remillard talks with Michael McVicar about his article in Volume 15 of the JSR, “Take Away the Serpents from Us: The Sign of Serpent Handling and the Development of Southern Pentecostalism.” McVicar is an assistant professor of religion at Florida State University. The podcast begins with McVicar explaining how he became interested in this topic. He then offers an overview of the discussions and debates about serpent handling practices among early pentecostals. McVicar concludes by reflecting on the ways that his essay sheds light on how we contextualize and interpret marginal religious practices more broadly.