Big Words: Death

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will continue its Big Words series this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with Big Words: DEATH.

Every religion deals with the question raised by the reality that all living things are mortal. Some of these questions are spiritual — how to find meaning in mortality, for instance. Others deal with the practicalities of dying.

In this Cultural Credit event, which will also include dinner, we will look at living and dying with help from two guest speakers, Christopher Bell, Ph.D., and Cheryl Lankford.

Dr. Bell is assistant professor of religious studies here at Stetson. He teaches courses in Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions, and Asian culture. He has extensively studied the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and will talk about death from that perspective.

Ms. Lankford’s parents founded what is now Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand in 1950. She earned a degree in Mortuary Science in 1978, and has more than 40 years in funeral home management and ownership.

Big Words: DEATH is this Thursday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. in Lee’s Garage. Cultural Credit is available for the event, and dinner will be served.

For more information, email, phone Lindsey Carelli at 386.822.7403. You can also read more about the topic at the Chaplain’s Blog,