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Do you know about ReMeDHe?

Just back from some very exciting sessions with ReMeDHe: Working Group for Religion, Medicine, Disability, and Health in Late Antiquity–an amazing group of scholars in late antiquity who focus on health & disability narratives! The group is co-directed by Professors … Continue reading

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The mere difference of disability

“How might it make a difference if you think a disability isn’t something bad in itself but it’s something different, a different way for a body to be?” Learn more, as Hilary Yancey, a doctoral student, reflects on her philosophy … Continue reading

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We are human beings

In May 2011 we went to Gaza with musicians from the Berlin Staatskapelle, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Scala [of Milan], and the Orchestra de Paris…a concert organized by the United Nations…and the whole situation was very moving. … Continue reading

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Eviction: An American Epidemic

Read the interview Read more about Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, winner of the National Book Circle Award in nonfiction. Read New York Times review.

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Spirituality, Religion, Medicine: Coming Soon

  For more about the editors’ work and the broader vision behind this book (due out from Oxford University Press in April 2017), visit the Harvard University Initiative on Health, Religion, and Spirituality.

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Wealth & Poverty: Finally, a New Sourcebook!

Forthcoming in May 2017 from Fortress Press. Read more.

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Beholden book review: Theoretical Medicine & Bioethics

Lovely review of Beholden in the latest online issue of Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics by Daniel T. Kim, MPH. Kim is a doctoral student in religious ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School. I especially value this review because (in addition … Continue reading

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