Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tanya Luhrmann - The Quest for Heaven is Local: How Spiritual Experience is Shaped by Social Life


Interesting talk. Tanya Marie Luhrmann is currently the Watkins University Professor in the Anthropology Department at Stanford University. She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the author of When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God
(2012).

The Quest for Heaven is Local: How Spiritual Experience is Shaped by Social Life

Published on Feb 21, 2014


(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) Drawing on fieldwork in new charismatic evangelicals churches in the Bay Area and in Accra, Ghana, Tanya Luhrmann, Stanford University, explores the way that cultural ideas about mind and person alter prayer practice and the experience of God. Luhrmann's work focuses on the way that objects without material presence come to seem real to people, and the way that ideas about the mind affect mental experience. Recorded on 11/12/2013.
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