The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School is hosting the first seminar in its annual spring series. The free seminar is titled "(Mal)formation in Medical Training: A Conversation with Carl Elliott, M.D., Ph.D. and Stanley Hauerwas, Ph.D."
Elliott is a professor in the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Pediatrics, and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, at the University of Minnesota. He is the recipient of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award. Elliott is the author or editor of seven books, including White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine (Beacon, 2010) and Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream (Norton, 2003.)
Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law at Duke. He has sought to recover the significance of the virtues for understanding the nature of the Christian life. This search has led him to emphasize the importance of the church, as well as narrative for understanding Christian existence. His work cuts across disciplinary lines as he is in conversation with systematic theology, philosophical theology and ethics, political theory, as well as the philosophy of social science and medical ethics. His book, A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic, was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century.
See the event website for more details.