- Whitney Laemmli
- Audience open exclusively to Columbia faculty, students, and invited guests
- All others interested in attending, please email SOF/Heyman at [email protected].
How and why does the supernatural become productive, political, visible, and sensible – and how does it disappear?”The organizers of the Lecture Series posed this question, and this talk addresses it in concrete, material terms, asking how debates about the supernatural origins of the universe appeared in post-war European debates about industry, industrial society, and human social needs. The talk contrasts different responses offered by liberal and evangelical Christian groups to the social dislocations of post-war industrial society. Both liberal and evangelical groups developed arguments about industry as part the supernatural order of creation, but the two groups different greatly in the responses they offered.One group used the supernatural or divine sanction of industry as a call to reform it; the other as a justification for industrial and social laissez faire.
- Guest Lecturer Jennifer Alexander Associate Professor of Engineering University of Minnesota
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