February 15, 2022
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Campus Events

"Sacralizing and Desecrating Public Spaces: Civil Religion, Wordviews and the Role of Ultimate Values in the January 6 Attack and Its Aftermath".

Washburn University is pleased to welcome Professor Ann Taves as the 39th Thomas L. King Lecturer. Ann Taves is Research Professor and Distinguished Professor (Emerita) of Regligious Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. A historian by training, she has long-standing interests in theory and method as they relate to the study of unusual experiences and the emergence of new worldviews and ways of life. Her books include Fits, Traces, and Visions: Experiencing Religion and Explaining Experience from Wesley to James (Princeton, 1999), Religious Experience Reconsidered: A Building-Block Approach to the Study of Religion and other Special Things (Princeton, 2009), and Revelatory Events: Three Case Studies of the Emergence of New Spiritual Paths (Princeton, 2016). Her approach to the study of religion is discussed in Building Blocks of Religion, ed. G. Larsson, J. Svenson, and A. Nordin (Equinox, 2020). She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011), a past president of the American Academy of Religion (2010) and the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (2016-18).

This event will be held virtually via Zoom.

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