Jan Holton, PHD

is Associate Professor of the Practice of Pastoral Theology and Care. Professor Holton’s work focuses on the psychodynamic implications of trauma and forced displacement, the intercultural dynamics within traditional pastoral care, and pastoral care to marginalized populations. She most recently served on the extension ministry with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) in New Haven,

Patrick T. Smith

is Associate Research Professor of Theological Ethics and Bioethics,  Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, and Associate Faculty with the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He has specific academic interests in the areas of bioethics, social ethics, Black Church studies, and philosophical theology.

David Toole

is associate professor of the practice of theology, ethics, and global health, and associate dean for interdisciplinary initiatives. Jointly appointed in the Divinity School, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Duke Global Health Institute, Toole teaches courses on theology and social science, the history and ethics of humanitarianism, and health systems and policy, with

Richard Payne

In Memoriam Richard Payne was Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Divinity. An internationally known expert in the areas of pain relief, care for those near death, oncology, and neurology, Payne served on numerous panels and advisory committees, many at the national level. He gave expert testimony to the Congressional Black Caucus National Brain Trust and the

Stanley Hauerwas

is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law. 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

Amy Laura Hall

is associate professor of Christian ethics. Hall is the author of Kierkegaard and the Treachery of Love, Conceiving Parenthood: The Protestant Spirit of Biotechnological Reproduction, and numerous scholarly articles in theological and biomedical ethics. She has served on the steering committee of the Genome Ethics, Law, and Policy Center, the Bioethics Task Force of the

Susan Eastman

is associate research professor of New Testament, and director of the Doctor of Theology program. Eastman’s scholarly focus is on Paul’s letters in relationship to the formation and transformation of Christian identity. Her first book explored Paul’s use of relational imagery to proclaim the gospel’s transforming and sustaining power in the life of Christian communities.

Susan Dunlap

is adjunct assistant professor of pastoral theology. Dunlap is author ofCaring Cultures: How Congregations Respond to the Sick, where she explores how three very different congregations—an African American Apostolic Holiness church, a Euro-America Protestant church, and a Latino Roman Catholic parish—respond to physical illnesses and what steps they take to provide care to their members.

Ray Barfield

is associate professor of pediatrics and Christian philosophy. At Duke he directs  the Pediatric Quality of Life and Palliative Care Program. Barfield is a pediatric oncologist with an interest in the intersection of medicine, philosophy, theology, and literature. His medical work focuses on improvement of the quality of life for children with severe or fatal