Voices of God, Voices of Madness
with Tanya Marie Luhrmann
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 5 p.m.
(A Virtual Event)
The Noel King memorial lecture, which started as a way to keep a religious studies presence on the UC Santa Cruz campus, this year welcomes a more individual approach to God-talk.
Tanya Marie Luhrmann (from the Stanford Anthropology Department) focuses on those who experience God in voices, visions, the world of the supernatural and the world of psychosis. Using a combination of ethnographic and experimental methods, her fieldwork has taken her from Chicago to Accra, talking with evangelical Christians, Zoroastrians, and people who practice magic. She is the author of When God Talks Back (a NYT Notable Book of the Year and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year) and Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures.
I will be talking to Professor Luhrmann following what promises to be a fascinating lecture. Join us!