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John Chrysostom the Winter Optimist

From his final letter to the deacon Olympia, written from forced exile in the mountains of Armenia, winter 407: “Even with the exceeding severity of the winter, and our stomach’s infirmity, and the raiding of the Isaurians, do not let … Continue reading

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The Cappadocians: A Short Bibliography for Ordinary Readers

I am sometimes asked what to read to learn more about the fourth-century Christians I’ve studied who are called the “Cappadocians.” In response, I developed this free online 2-page bibliography with just a few of the most significant references related … Continue reading

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João Biehl on Shaping a Sense of What is Possible

“Life stories do not simply begin and end. They are stories of transformation: they link the present to the past and to a possible future and create lasting ties among subject, scribe, and reader.” João Biehl, Vita: Life in a … Continue reading

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Spiritual Audacity: Public Health & Human Flourishing (now online)

Session video now online! Dean’s Seminar, Boston University School of Public Health, Wed. September 13, 2017. Featuring the Rev. Dr. Jim Sherblom’s new book, Spiritual Audacity: Six Disciplines of Human Flourishing. Panelists include BUSPH speakers: Christina Gebel (Roman Catholic Practices … Continue reading

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Spirituality, Religion, Medicine: Coming Soon

For more about the editors’ work and the broader vision behind this book, visit the Harvard University Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality. UPDATE: Journal of Religion and Health Book review

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Imagining a “freedom church” of the poor

The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis,, founder and co-director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, and coordinator of the Poverty Initiative at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, talks about grassroots organization among those who live … Continue reading

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Refugee Tales 2

Worth. Reading.

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