Mark Larrimore, associate professor of religious studies at Eugene Lang College in New York, will present a guest lecture at Monmouth College on March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Room in Poling Hall.
Titled “The Book of Job in Community: Theater, Liturgy, Care,” and sponsored by the college’s Honors Program and the department of philosophy and religious studies, the talk is free and open to the public.
Author of “The Book of Job: A Biography” (Princeton University Press, 2013), Larrimore will explore how the story of Job has been enacted. He will use the drawings of William Blake, various theatrical stagings of the story of Job – including a recent reading in Joplin, Mo., following the tornado – the liturgy of the dead, the Book of Hours and other forms of communal worship and performance. Larrimore is interested in how the communal enactment of the story helps bring solace to the individual.
Larrimore holds a Ph.D. in religion from Princeton. He completed undergraduate degrees in philosophy, politics and economics at the University of Oxford’s Worcester College.