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Lecture Focuses on Spirituality in America’s National Parks

Lecture Focuses on Spirituality in America’s National Parks

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Kerry Mitchell, a scholar and author whose research focuses on religion, will explore the relationship between nature and spirituality in America’s national parks during a lecture at Dickinson. The talk will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in Room 106, Althouse Hall, 45 N. College St. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Mitchell is the author of “Spirituality and the State: Managing Nature and Experience in America’s National Parks.” In this book, Mitchell explores the relationship between the U.S. National Park Service and visitors’ individual transcendent experiences. Specifically, he looks at how the park service’s subtle, yet powerful, techniques preserve the “spiritual” experience of the parks for visitors. Mitchell is the director of the Living-Learning Center at The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. He previously served as director of the Comparative Religion Program at Global College, Long Island University.

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Lecture Focuses on Spirituality in America’s National Parks
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  • Althouse Hall, Room 106, Dickinson College
  • Free