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Fall Yamauchi Lecture explores the 'spirit' of New Orleans

October 19, 2012

New Orleans has long been recognized for its special mix of culture and ecology—the city’s “spirit.” Anne Daniell, Ph.D., religious studies instructor at Loyola University New Orleans, is exploring that concept even further during the Fall 2012 Yamauchi Lecture series Oct. 24, sponsored by the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences and the Department of Religious Studies. Daniell will discuss the connection between the spirit of New Orleans and our sense of place.

This year’s talk, “Theology of Caring for a Coastal-Carnival Place,” is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium located on the third floor of Monroe Hall. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception at 5:15 p.m. includes refreshments.

Daniell’s lecture will suggest that theology can be a tool for us to embody wisdom and act with loving care in relation to New Orleans—a kind of “coastal-carnival” place.

Daniell received her doctorate in religious and theological studies from Drew University. Her work on "theology of place" considers both how eco-cultural places shape religiosity and how constructive theological thinking, in turn, can help us to contemplate and preserve the places we inhabit.

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