DIRGE LECTURE SERIES: Beyond the Body: The Creative Spirit

May 8, 2014 / 7:00pm


Beliefs about the afterlife and relationships to religion and spirituality deeply inflect our understanding of and relationship with mortality. This consideration subtly inflects many of the works in DIRGE. In this talk, Chuck Behrens, chaplain for the Hospice of the Western Reserve, will explore the relationship between creative expression, spirituality, and mortality. An accomplished speaker and advisor, Behrens received his Masters in Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary and has worked in a spiritual care capacity with HWR since 1994. 
This talk is part of The End, Reconsidered: A Lecture Series on Mortality
In conjunction with DIRGE: Reflections on (Life +) Death, MOCA Cleveland is hosting four lectures that examine mortality from particular vantage points – social work, history, medicine, and spirituality. The programs feature experts who will deliver original scholarship and discuss personal experiences that inform their progressive work in mortality. In concert with the exhibition, the series will examine new philosophies on, and applied practices to “the end,” as well as consider how these methods shift our experience and understanding of life. 
Sponsored by The Andrew Dempsey Memorial Fund

The Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities
Cleveland Clinic
With community support from Hospice of the Western Reserve and the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Science 
This program, is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of National Endowment for the Humanities.