The Ernest Becker Foundation at Plymouth May 11 

May 4, 2014

The conversation continues with Moderator Daniel Liechty, PhD, 1 to 3 pm, Sunday, May 11, free, in Hildebrand Hall. Liechty, PhD, DMin, MSW is Professor of Social Work and member of the Graduate Faculty at Illinois State University and author/editor of of books pertaining to the study of Ernest Becker's ideas, including Transference and Transcendence, Reflecting on Faith in a Post-Christian Time, Death and Denial, and The Ernest Becker Reader. He also serves as Vice-President of The Ernest Becker Foundation and webmaster of the Becker based Germinative Death Anxiety Internet discussion group.

The Ernest Becker Foundation will be holding part of its spring Seattle conference at Plymouth Church on May 11 from 10AM to 4PM. Go to for the venues and times and description of the first part of the conference.

Here is the schedule for that part of the conference to be held at Plymouth church (all are welcome):

1 pm: Further discussion with Sheldon Solomon. Click here for more (scroll down to "Next Week's Forum")

2 pm: Alan Kemp discusses his 2014 book "Death, Dying, and Bereavement in a Changing World." Dr. Kemp is Professor and Coordinator in the Sociology Department of Pierce College. He holds Master's degrees in Sociology and Divinity. 

The Ernest Becker Foundation (EBF) is a 501c3 public foundation that seeks to illuminate how the unconscious denial of mortality profoundly influences human behavior, giving rise to acts of hate and violence as well as noble, altruistic striving. The goal of the Foundation is to foster a deeper understanding of our creative, heroic, often destructive quest to ensure immortality. Read more at

Photo: Sheldon Solomon

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