Stephen Pattison introduces his new book ‘Saving Face: Enfacement, Shame, Theology’

Stephen Pattison, Professor of Religion, Ethics and Practice at the University of Birmingham, writes: We live in what might be called a ‘facist’ era!  Faces are all around us, and form an important part of our everyday and clinical encounters.  However, strangely, it seems that they are so obvious that we tend not to think Read the full article…

Privatising Values

Stephen Pattison, Professor of Religion, Ethics and Practice at the University of Birmingham, and former Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Medical Humanities, offers the following observations on the current proposed NHS reforms: I’ve just returned from a well known, privately-owned franchised coffee bar that my institution has decided is better than employing its own Read the full article…

Giving Face by Professor Stephen Pattison

10th November 2010 Birley Room, Hatfield College 17.00 – 19.00 Stephen Pattison, our Visiting Fellow this term, will be presenting a seminar on his current research and thinking on the importance of face in care and theology. An interdisciplinary scholar trained in practical theology, ethics, and public service management, Stephen is a former chair of Read the full article…