Category: Yale Program for Medicine, Spirituality & Religion

The Yale Program for Medicine, Spirituality & Religion is founded upon the belief that healing concerns the wellness of both the body and the spirit. We seek to understand the implications of religious practice, communal support, and intrinsic belief for the health and wellness. We are scholarly in focus, seeking evidence to discern how the worlds of medicine and religion impact one another. We are collaborative in spirit, reaching across Yale University and other institutions to foster dialogue and research.
As scholars and practitioners, we recognize the deep influence that religious and spiritual commitments have in medicine and illness. Religious and spiritual beliefs inform ethical choices, attitudes concerning death and grieving, approaches to suffering and illness, and commitments to justice and fairness. We seek diverse perspectives through collaboration with colleagues from divinity, chaplaincy, public health, legal, and medical communities. This podcast is a collection of our public monthly seminar series. Enjoy!

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Creative Nun: perceptions of art and Spirituality

Creative Nun: perceptions of art and Spirituality

Dr. Kasparova holds two Master’s degrees in Catholic Theology and Art History, as well as her PhD in Fine Art and Theology from Anglia Ruskin University. Presently, she is the Director of Studies at the Faraday Institute of Science and Religion, Cambridge University. She is also a Dominican nun, whose community is based in the Czech Republic. More about her can be found here: https://www.faraday.cam.ac.uk/about/people/dr-pavlina-kasparova/
And at her website: https://www.creativenun.com

The Priest, the Philosopher, the Scientist, and the New Age of Medicine

The Priest, the Philosopher, the Scientist, and the New Age of Medicine

The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Doolittle is Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Yale Medical School and Professor of Religion and Health at Yale Divinity School. His talk explores the healer’s identity across the centuries, from the ancient Greek temples, to the anatomy theaters of the Renaissance, and to our present age. He asks the question, “What age of medicine are we in today?”

Chris Oldfield on The Metaphysics of Pregnancy

Chris Oldfield on The Metaphysics of Pregnancy

Chris Oldfield is a Research Associate at the Faraday Institute of Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge. His talk, “The Metaphysics of Pregnancy” outlines the key issues of “Foster-Gravida Relations.” This work is based upon the working group Better Understanding the Metaphysics of Pregnancy (B.U.M.P.) based at Kings College, London. For more information, see https://bump.group.