James K.A. Smith
Over the past decade there has been an encouraging growth in the conversation between theology and the arts, often centered on the "imagination." Often this is bound together with the theme of creativity, which tends to treat imagination as a largely romantic mode of expression. Drawing on the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty, James K.A. Smith will articulate a philosophical account of the imagination that is less "romantic," suggesting that this yields new frontiers for engagement between theology and the arts. Audience Q & A to follow. Open to the entire Duke community.