The Forum Presents: Endlessly Dreaming

We are excited to announce a free public lecture on Wednesday 3 November in Parliament Hall at the University of St Andrews.  Dr. Grant Macaskill will be presenting a talk entitled “Endlessly Dreaming: Theological Engagements with Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Comics.”  The talk will begin at 7:45pm and will be followed by a discussion about the theological questions raised by Gaiman’s Sandman comics.  Afterwards, there will also be free coffee and snacks!

Neil Gaiman is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.  Gaiman has won numerous awards, and you can learn more about his work at his website.

The Forum is an experiment in doing public theology.  It is a series of free, public events.  Each event will begin with a presentation that explores the interesting theological questions raised by a cultural artifact.  The presentation will be followed by time for formal discussion and informal mingling.  Each presentation is intended to be accessible and relevant to a large public audience.  The organizers hope that The Forum will provide a public space in which people can discuss questions about God and human existence.  If you are in St Andrews on 3 November, please come to The Forum and join the discussion.

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  • Jim Watkins is the assistant editor and a regular contributor at Transpositions. Originally, Jim is from southern California and southeastern Texas, but sometimes he feels most at home in the landscape and coffee shops of the Pacific Northwest. He met his wife Emily at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he studied Studio Art (concentration in painting). For his PhD research, he is examining the relationship between divine and human creativity from the perspective of divine kenosis.

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  1. says: Andrew Wetzel (@CircleReader)

    Hi, all!

    I won’t be in St. Andrews on Nov. 3rd, but I’d love to be able to listen in. Will Dr. Macaskill’s talk (and / or the following discussion) be available on the web?

    (P.S. I found you via a Tweet from @neilhimself: http://twitter.com/#!/neilhimself/status/28706771762)

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