Tanya Marie Luhrmann speaks for 3rd Annual Peter L. Berger Lecture

in Events at CURA, Professor News
February 18th, 2014

A renowned cultural psychologist, anthropologist of religion, and New York Times op-ed author, Tanya M. Luhrmann of Stanford University visited CURA on February 12 to present the third annual Peter L. Berger Lecture in the Sociology and Anthropology of Religion.  The event is sponsored by the School of Theology, the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, the Center for the Study of Global Christianity and Mission, and CURA.  Luhrmann’s talk built on the topic of her best selling book, When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God (Knopf 2012), examining the cultural and psychological logic of the American turn toward a deeply personalized and loving God.  The presentation was followed by a lively question-and-answer period and reception. Tanya M. Luhrmann IMG_2023 IMG_2026