“Is this really a story about radio mind?” I thought not, on first reading, insofar as radio mind is the obvious stuff and substance of only the concluding chapters of Du Vernet’s life as well as Klassen’s book, and Klassen’s approach there is somewhat different than in other chapters. But in another sense—and a greater register—the answer is decidedly yes. For, The Story of Radio Mind is a story of Klassen’s own coming into sympathy with and alongside Du Vernet’s coming into sympathy, even as it questions the grounds and applications of the latter, and while it offers up both in the spirit of reconciliation.
My 2018 book The Story of Radio Mind: A Missionary’s Journey on Indigenous Land was part of The Immanent Frame’s forum discussion entitled Modernity’s Resonances: New Inquiries into the Secular. David Walker wrote this generous response to my book, entitled ‘The Discipline of Radio Mind’; find it here.