The Healing Arts: Storytelling, Music, and the Practices of Medicine

How do storytelling and music shape our experience as fragile creatures subject to loss, suffering, and death?  What do storytelling, music, and the arts in general contribute to how we conceive of the practices of medicine? Come hear Ray Barfield (pediatric oncologist, philosopher, novelist, poet, guitarist) and Jeremy Begbie (theologian, pianist, composer, conductor) discuss these questions–and more. The evening will include live storytelling–and a piano.

Hosted by Religions and Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, co-sponsored by Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, & the History of Medicine and the Duke Divinity School’s Theology, Medicine, and Culture initiative.

Thursday, February 11, 5:30-7:00pm
Nelson Music Room
Duke East Campus
Free and open to the public; reception to follow

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