Dr. Terryl Givens Lectures on Pre-existent Souls — 11-10-2011

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Professor Terryl Givens delivered a lecture at CGU’s Albrecht Auditorium entitled “Trailing Clouds of Glory: Poetry, Theology, and the Preexistence of the Soul,” building upon some of the themes he presented in his recent book, When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought (Oxford University Press, 2010). In particular, he addressed the various ontological questions that the idea of pre-existence answered, and demonstrated how this potent idea persisted in both intellectual and religious circles.