In this talk, Jonathan Marks, professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will explore the emergence of the imaginary—the universe of metaphors, possible futures, symbolic meanings, remote ancestors, spirits, magic, and most importantly, stories—as a crucial element in human evolution.
A theological response will be given by Professor Robert Song of Durham University in the UK and Professor Thomas Tweed of Notre Dame. This lecture is offered by Notre Dame’s newly ratified Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing.
The event is made possible in part by funds from the John Templeton Foundation and the Henkels Lecture Fund, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame.
This event is free and open to the public.
Reception to follow.
For further information, please visit anthropology.nd.edu.