Spirituality and Trauma (Spirituality Theology and Health Seminar, Durham, 12 March 2015)

SPIRITUALITY, THEOLOGY AND HEALTH SEMINAR Thursday 12 March 2015 (4.30-6pm) Wallis Room St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, Durham Spirituality and Trauma by Revd Elizabeth Baxter MPhil Executive Director Holy Rood House, Centre for Health and Pastoral Care & Revd Stanley Baxter MA Director of Mission, Holy Rood House, and Vice-Chair of the Guild of Read the full article…

Medicine of Words: Literature, Medicine, and Theology in the Middle Ages (CfP, Conference, 11-12 Sept 2015, Oxford)

Medicine of Words: Literature, Medicine, and Theology in the Middle Ages 11-12 September 2015 St Anne’s College, Oxford University Words, whether in poetry or prose, have a power beyond their meaning. They are capable not simply of expression but also of action; they can hurt or they can heal. Throughout the Middle Ages the potency Read the full article…

Saving Face: Enfacement, Shame, Theology – reviewed by Emmylou Rahtz

‘Saving Face: Enfacement, Shame, Theology’ by Stephen Pattison (Ashgate, 2013). Emmylou Rahtz is a PhD student in Psychiatry at Queen Mary University of London. She holds degrees in English Literature (BA, MA) and in Psychology (BSc). Twitter: @emmylourahtz Faces are complex and, as Stephen Pattison argues, are ‘not just private property but form a place Read the full article…

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…

Spirituality, Theology & Health Seminar Programme (2013, Durham University)

Spirituality, Theology & Health seminar programme (Michaelmas 2013) These seminars are open to all staff and students of Durham University and to the general public. However, please be aware that they are aimed at a postgraduate level and are therefore especially suitable for MA, PhD and DThM students, as well as for others engaged in Read the full article…

Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (New Book edited by Prof Chris Cook

Spirituality, Theology and Mental Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives edited by Professor Chris Cook is now available for pre-order (£45.00). In 2010 a Durham conference on Spirituality, Theology & Mental Health was made possible by support from the Guild of Health. The conference was attended by more than one hundred delegates, from a variety of different professional and academic backgrounds including those working in Read the full article…

Pain Question Time (Public Consultation, Durham University, 24 April 2013)

Now it’s your turn to set the agenda and ask the questions you want to. You might want to demand better pain management services, or ask, why in the 21st century are there so many people living with pain? Should we do more for people in Africa who don’t have good pain relief? Calman Main Read the full article…

Good Practice in Spirituality Conference (Durham, 10-12 July 2013)

The Durham University, the Project for Spirituality, Theology & Health and the Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust would like to welcome you to the Good Practice in Spirituality Conference (10-12 July 2013, Durham). This conference is an opportunity to bring together people for whom spirituality is a major concern, with a selection of speakers, 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…