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September 2017

Prozac and Jesus: A Christian Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Mental Health Medication and Following God

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, 1304 Campus Drive
Durham, NC United States
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Co-sponsored by Cru at Duke, the Center for Christianity and Scholarship and the National Alliance on Mental Illness at Duke. Open to the public.   Speaker bio: Warren Kinghorn is Associate Research Professor of Psychiatry and Pastoral and Moral Theology at Duke University Medical Center and Duke Divinity School, the co-director of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School, and a staff psychiatrist at the Durham VA Medical Center. He has an MD from Harvard Medical School, completed his…

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Med School Dinner

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are a medical student interested in joining this dinner and discussion group, please email us at info@christianityandscholarship.org.

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The End of Medicine? Short Course

September 25 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
118 Perkins Library,

  More than in any time in history, Americans are embracing medical interventions to become smarter, taller, attractive, and successful. Is there a fundamental, moral difference about medicine promoting enhancement as opposed to therapy? What do these practices say about how we think about our identities and the meaning of a good life? Should Christians regard enhancement as a legitimate end (or goal) of medicine? In this seminar we will explore these questions using as a primary text Carl Elliott's book, Better…

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October 2017

The End of Medicine? Short Course

October 2 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
118 Perkins Library,

  More than in any time in history, Americans are embracing medical interventions to become smarter, taller, attractive, and successful. Is there a fundamental, moral difference about medicine promoting enhancement as opposed to therapy? What do these practices say about how we think about our identities and the meaning of a good life? Should Christians regard enhancement as a legitimate end (or goal) of medicine? In this seminar we will explore these questions using as a primary text Carl Elliott's book,…

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Duke Fall Break

October 7 - October 10

The Language of God Short Course

October 12 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
118 Perkins Library,

It is often heard that science and faith cannot mingle. Faith rejects the rational, while science restricts us to a life with no meaning beyond the physical. Two enduring questions of science and faith are the origins of the universe and humanity. Is there evidence of divine design in the universe? Is the earth thousands or billions of years old? Do humans share common ancestry with the great apes? Is there a human uniqueness that defies evolutionary explanation? Join Duke biology…

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The Reformation at 500: The Forgotten Key to America’s Crisis in Freedom

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Penn Pavilion, 107 Union Drive
Durham, 27710 United States
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Many Americans do not realize that behind the American notion of constitution and constitutional freedom lies the Jewish understanding of covenant. Whereas democracy has zero social content, the principles of covenantalism are richly significant for freedom and for the current crisis in the US. Co-sponsored by Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke Political Science Department, Duke's Program in American Grand Strategy and the Center for Christianity and Scholarship. Open to the public. Speaker Bio: Os Guinness is an author and…

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The Language of God Short Course

October 19 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
118 Perkins Library,

It is often heard that science and faith cannot mingle. Faith rejects the rational, while science restricts us to a life with no meaning beyond the physical. Two enduring questions of science and faith are the origins of the universe and humanity. Is there evidence of divine design in the universe? Is the earth thousands or billions of years old? Do humans share common ancestry with the great apes? Is there a human uniqueness that defies evolutionary explanation? Join Duke biology…

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Faith on the Field: Performing Religion in Sport

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Team Meeting Room, Murray Athletic Building,

Co-sponsored by Athletes in Action and the Center for Christianity and Scholarship. Open to the public.   Claire Conceison is the Quanta Professor of Chinese Culture and Professor of Theater Arts at MIT, where she teaches Chinese theater and Asian American theater, as well as introductory and advanced levels of Sport as Performance (a course she created fifteen years ago and taught at Duke from 2010 to 2015). At Duke, she co-founded the Faculty Working Group on Sport, served on the…

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The Language of God Short Course

October 26 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
118 Perkins Library,

It is often heard that science and faith cannot mingle. Faith rejects the rational, while science restricts us to a life with no meaning beyond the physical. Two enduring questions of science and faith are the origins of the universe and humanity. Is there evidence of divine design in the universe? Is the earth thousands or billions of years old? Do humans share common ancestry with the great apes? Is there a human uniqueness that defies evolutionary explanation? Join Duke biology…

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