Dr. Jason Lepojärvi will define love itself during “The Love Lectures” presented by Lakehead University Orillia.
Lepojärvi, assistant professor of religious studies at Thorneloe University at Laurentian, will critically examine one of the most influential books of the 20th century, C.S. Lewis’s The Four Loves. The short lecture will offer a definition of love that ties together the four types of love in Lewis’s The Four Loves: affection, friendship, romance and charity.
He will be joined by Lakehead University’s Dr. Alice den Otter, associate professor and acting chair of Interdisciplinary Studies. Through her lecture, den Otter will examine the love-related traditions of gift-giving using the works of the late 18th century poet, William Blake, and specifically discuss the ways in which gift-giving can harm or heal love relationships. Does a gift of love ensure that love is a gift?
The Love Lectures will take place on March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Orillia campus. Registration isn’t required.
Photo: Dr. Jason Lepojärvi will delve into a critical examination of gift-giving and love in the 21st century. Photo courtesy of Conor O’Leary for Jason Lepojärvi photo.