USF hosts “Proof of Heaven” author Eben Alexander III on Dec. 5
TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 3, 2013) – By telling the story of his near-death experience, Eben Alexander III’s book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife became a New York Times best-seller. The controversial claims have led him to being interviewed by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, and Larry King.
The neurosurgeon will hold a lecture, free and open to the public, on Thursday, Dec. 5. Hosted by the University of South Florida, Alexander will speak at 6:30 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Tampa.
Near-death experiences, or NDEs, are controversial and many in the scientific community have argued that they are impossible. Before Alexander underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. However, that changed after slipping into a coma in 2008.
Attendees will have opportunities, before and during the lecture, to submit questions that may be addressed at the event. The lecture is part of the Frontier Forum, which is sponsored by the USF College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Provost.