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The light is coming to Memorial Church--and it won't be divine.
Harvey G. Cox Jr., associate professor of Church and Society at the Divinity School, plans to use a multi-screen light show when he delivers the Noble Lectures on March 5, 6, and 7 in Memorial Church.
Under the general title, "The Secular Search for Religious Experience," Cox's lectures will include "The Immolation of History," "Ecstatics and Visionaries," and "Christ the Harlequin."
Cox said his talks will concentrate on the "sensibility of contemporary secular man." Since that sensibility is "very much influenced by visual popular culture, to talk without doing would be contradictory--like Marshal McLuhan writing books about how books are a thing of the past," he added.
Cox will use the lights for his first and third presentations. He will use films, multi-screen projections, and sound sources as essential sections--not illustrations--of his lectures. Steve Nelson of the Boston Tea Party and Mikki Myers of the Batolph Art Center in Boston will help Cox run the light show.
The Noble Lectures are an endowed University lectureship specifically for Harvard undergraduates. Last year's lecturer was Senator Eugene J. McCarthy
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