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.