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Thomas Lamb Eliot Lecture on Religion: Ann Taves, "Extra-Ordinary Experiences and the Emergence of New Visionary Movements: Mormonism & the Golden Plates"

Thursday, December 5, 6:00 PM
Psychology 105
This event is open to the public.

Ann Taves, professor of religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and past president of the American Academy of Religion, studies the processes by which people attribute meaning to their experiences, approaching the study of religion from the perspectives of both the humanities and the sciences. Her work finds common ground between what our culture perceives as religion and such fields as neuroscience, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. Professor Taves is the author of Religious Experience Reconsidered and Fits, Trances, and Visions: Experiencing Religion and Explaining Experience from Wesley to James. She earned a PhD from the University of Chicago School of Divinity and currently holds the Virgil Cordano Chair in Catholic Studies at UCSB. Sponsored by the Religion Department.

For more information, contact Kambiz GhaneaBassiri.
Submitted by Laurie Lindquist.
Posted on Nov 18, 2013

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