Festivals: Time for Wellbeing? Prof Chris Cook (Public Lecture, Durham, 21 November 2012)

Festivals: Time for Wellbeing? Presented by Prof. Chris Cook 21 November 2012 18:15 in Elvet Riverside 140 Recent research has explored various aspects of spirituality in relation to health and wellbeing, but festivals are conspicuously absent from this research. The lecture is a foray into this field. Are festivals good for us? Do they contribute Read the full article…

Changing Expectations of Death (Conference, Cumberland Lodge, 23-25 November 2012)

Changing Expectations of Death 23-25 November 2012 Standard Rate: £360; Charitable/Academic Rate: £240; Student Rate: £150 or Shared Accommodation: £85. All conference fees are inclusive of registration, food and accommodation This conference will address the medical, social and philosophical implications of our changing attitudes to death. Discussions will cover end of life care, demographic changes Read the full article…

Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800 (CFP, Conference, York, 21-22June 2013)

Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800 The University of York 21-22 June 2013 Confirmed keynote addresses from: Nicky Hallett (University of Sheffield), Matthew Milner (McGill University), & Chris Woolgar (University of Southampton) Religion has always been characterised as much by embodied experience as by abstract theological dispute. From the sounds of the adh?n Read the full article…

Judeo-Christian Religious Experience and Psychopathology: The Legacy of William James – Professor Simon Dein (Seminar, Durham, 15 March 2012)

Durham Project for Spirituality, Theology & Health Presents Judeo-Christian Religious Experience and Psychopathology: The Legacy of William James Professor Simon Dein Honorary Clinical Professor, School for Medicine and Health. This paper examines the relationship between Judeo-Christian religious experience and pyschopathology. It builds on WIlliam James’ Varieties of Religious Experience and more specifically his discussions of Read the full article…

Revelatory Experiences: perspectives from neuroscience, psychiatry, and the humanities (Conference, London, 23 March 2012)

Revelatory Experiences: perspectives from neuroscience, psychiatry, and the humanities Institute of Psychiatry Conference, 9.30 – 5.30 Friday 23 March 2012 Mental health professionals frequently encounter people who report experiences of God or supernatural beings speaking or acting through them to reveal important truths. In some cases it is difficult to know to what extent such Read the full article…

The Recovery of Beauty – The Revd Professor Mark McIntosh – Public Lecture 6 February – Beautiful Ideas: The Visibility of Truth

As part of the IAS The Recovery of Beauty programme, CMH directors Jane Macnaughton and Corinne Saunders are very pleased to welcome The Revd Professor Mark McIntosh, Van Mildert Professor of Divinity, University of Durham, and Canon Residentiary of Durham Cathedral, who will deliver the seventh lecture: Revd Professor Mark McIntosh Beautiful Ideas: The Visibility Read the full article…

Physicians of the Soul: Between Psychotherapy & Spirituality – Conference at Trinity College Oxford, 2-4 September 2011

Physicians of the Soul: Between Psychotherapy & Spirituality September 2-4 2011 Trinity College, University of Oxford This conference explores the various forms of inter-face between psychotherapy, counselling, psychiatry, pastoral care, theology, spirituality, and philosophy. Papers will examine the notion of psycho-therapia (spirit or soul-care) as understood and expressed in these potentially over-lapping fields of practice Read the full article…

New MA/MSc in Spirituality, Theology and Health

Durham University announces a new MA/MSc in Spirituality, Theology & Health, to commence this autumn (academic year 2011-2012). This is an inter-disciplinary and inter-professional programme which can be pursued part-time or full-time. For more information download the Spirituality, Theology & Health MA – MSc Flyer or visit the Spirituality, Theology and Health web site. [twitter-follow screen_name='mdiclhumanities']

The Observer and the Observed – Seminars April and May 2011

THE OBSERVER AND THE OBSERVED Seminars in honour of Rabbi Dr Lionel Blue April- May 2011 Tuesday Evenings, 1930-2100 Holgate Lecture Room, Grey College, Durham Much scientific activity has involved probing into the world outside of us, in all of its manifestations. However, this endeavour also has its complement: exploring the worlds within, our capacities Read the full article…

“Faith, Rationality and the Passions” – Special Issue of Modern Theology

Anastasia Scrutton writes: The latest number of Modern Theology is a special issue edited by Sarah Coakley on the theme of ‘Faith, Rationality and the Passions’. Its main focus is the intellectual histories of feeling and passion, and it includes articles on topics ranging from Plato’s Cratylus to modern neuroscience, via Evagrius, Hume, Kant, Wittgenstein Read the full article…