Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 3:15-4:15 pm

Evil Spirits and Queer Psyche. Spiritual Intervention and Spiritual Equilibrium in Conflict 
by Pamela Klassen, Associate Professor, Department and Centre for the Study of Religion, BA, MA, PhD.

Arguing for a robust supernaturalism among liberal Protestants, Pamela Klassen traces a history of ritual experimentation among Anglican, Methodist, and United Church of Canada communities. Focusing particularly on rituals concerned with healing, broadly conceived, Klassen examines how liberal Protestants reconceived themselves and their religious others through experimenting with ritual practices drawn from Christian and non-Christian traditions and technological innovations. Her paper will be based on her forthcoming book, Healing Christians: Liberal Protestants and Pathologies of Modernity. For more information, see http://individual.utoronto.ca/pklassen