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TMC Seminar (Online): “Can a Pill Do What the Holy Spirit Could Not?: Psychiatric Medication, Personhood and Living Faithfully with Mental Health Challenges” with Dr. John Swinton

Friday, October 21, 2022, 12PM | Webinar


John Swinton is Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care and Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen. For more than a decade he worked as a registered mental health nurse. He also worked for a number of years as a hospital and community mental health Chaplain alongside of people with severe mental health challenges who were moving from the hospital into the community. In 2004, he founded the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability. He has published widely within the area of mental health, dementia, disability theology, spirituality and healthcare, qualitative research and pastoral care. He is the author of a number of monographs including: Becoming Friends of Time: Disability, Timefullness and Gentle Discipleship (Baylor Press 2017), Finding Jesus in the Storm: The spiritual lives of people with mental health challenges. (Eerdmans 2020)  and Dementia: Living in the memories of God (Eerdmans 2012). In 2022 John became chaplain to the Queen of England.


October 21, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School
Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine at Duke