"Beyond 'Creativity': Expanding the Intersection of Theology and the Imagination" Lecture with James K.A. Smith

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
0016 Westbrook Building

The Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts will present a public lecture by James K.A. Smith offering a philosophical account of the imagination and drawing on the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty.

Smith is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview. He also serves as editor of Comment magazine and is a senior fellow for The Colossian Forum on Faith, Science and Culture.

Smith will explore how a less romantic understanding of imagination can yield new frontiers for engagement between theology and the arts by drawing from his own work, including his two-volume Cultural Liturgies series project, Desiring the Kingdom and Imagining the Kingdom.

There will be an audience question and answer session after the lecture.

No registration required.