Theological Approaches to Persons in Pain

March 28, 2019
Theological Approaches to Persons in Pain
Thursday, March 28, 2019 (All day)
JB Duke Hotel, 230 Science Dr., Durham, NC 27705 (Map)
Dr. Brett McCarty

The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School will present the third annual conference of the “Out of Meds?: Theology and Pharmaceuticals” series. This year’s conference, “Theological Approaches to Persons in Pain,” will consider the contemporary opioid crisis through a theological lens in order to develop faithful and fitting resources for both churches and healthcare practitioners.

Keynote speakers will be: Ellen Davis, Ph.D., Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School; Farr A. Curlin, M.D., the Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities at Duke and co-director of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative; John Swinton, Ph.D., professor of practical theology and pastoral care at King’s College, University of Aberdeen; Eleonore Stump, Ph.D., the Robert J. Henle, S.J., Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University; Brett McCarty, Th.D., St. Andrews Fellow in Theology and Science at Duke Divinity; and Joel Shuman, Ph.D., professor of theology at King’s College.

The conference for scholars and practitioners is being sponsored with support from the McDonald Agape Foundation.

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