The public life of love

davidkimIs it possible to recuperate love as a public value in the United States? How would it function in an era characterized by so much antagonism, even hatred? At the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, David Kyuman Kim will talk about his current book project, The Public Life of Love, an examination of the status of love in politics, public life, religion and the arts. His talk will take place Oct. 28 from noon to 1:15 p.m.  Kim is the editor-at-large of “The Immanent Frame,” a blog on secularism, religion and public life run by the Social Science Research Council, and is the author of Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics. He is an associate professor of religious studies and American studies at Connecticut College, where he served as the college’s inaugural director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. Sponsor: The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life.

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