Monthly Archives: December 2016

Health, Religion, & Spirituality in Academia

wonderful piece on Harvard’s interfaculty Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality in the latest issue of Harvard Magazine. READ THE ESSAY LEARN MORE: A selection of other academic initiatives that connect health sciences and religion: Duke University Duke Divinity School Emory/Rollins School … Continue reading

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Joyeux Noel

Lady Chapel Screen, 1420, Exeter Cathedral, photo by SR Holman. View more (and better) images of Exeter Cathedral at ipernity.  

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The distraction of information

“It is a greater help [to] persevere at the tasks in which [you are] engaged than that [your] attention be dissipated by the distraction of information.” -Basil of Caesarea, Questions of the Brothers [=Small Asceticon] 101, transl. Anna Silvas.

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Gender and peer review

Hardly new news; the article is from 2008. But alas, still true, even in the religion humanities. Encouraged that the North American Patristics Society is actively working on addressing this issue within its membership and conference participation since a numbers … Continue reading

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Black Social Gospel wins 2017 Grawemeyer in Religion

Congratulations to the Rev. Dr. Gary Dorrien, winner of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Religion, for his book, The New Abolition: W.E.B. DuBois and the Black Social Gospel. An Episcopal priest and author of 17 books, Dr. Dorrien is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor … Continue reading

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Religious studies: ground level

When you think about religious teaching, you might not think about farming, debates on immigration or gun control, or conducting firsthand interviews with both civil rights leaders and notorious…read more

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Undergrads connect faith with action

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It’s such a lonely thing, writing…You sit at your desk, you don’t have any input from anyone else. You go through moments of utter despair and lack of self-confidence, and then there are those occasional days when it all happens … Continue reading

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Religious service attendance is healthful

A few notes from the December 2, 2016 Symposium sponsored by the Harvard Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality*: Regular attendance at religious services seems to have a protective effect. -Tyler Vanderweele (learn more at: Li, S., Stamfer, M., Williams, D.R. … Continue reading

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