Books & Bridges: Featuring Terryl Givens

Jul 18, 2017, 7:00 pm

Terryl Givens, scholar of literature and religion, will explore the pre-mortal existence of the human soul, how the idea evolved in Ancient Greek and Near Eastern cultures, resurfaced during the Romantic period in England, and why it still exists today. Fourth in a series on faith and reason. The discussion will be based on a book he published with Oxford University Press called "When Souls Had Wings."

Tuesday July 18, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Weller Book Works in Trolley Square. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served afterward.

This event is organized by Books & Bridges -- a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.

This event is made possible with support from Books & Bridges, Weller Book Works, and Utah Humanities.

Weller Book Works

607 Trolley Sq
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-2827
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Event Contact:

Nathan Nielson
(801) 403-9631