Upcoming Events

Sep 23

September 23: Inaugural Methods & Tools Clinic

Date: 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Rock 117

"Producing (and Passing) a Prospectus"

Our inaugural method and tools clinic will guide you through the major steps of the prospects writing process, from selecting a topic to conducting reading and research and, finally, to drafting your prospectus. Prof. Ahmed Ragab will break down the process and help students manage their time efficiently by pointing out the key areas of focus and explaining some of the most common pitfalls that students encounter. Completion of the prospects is a necessary final step before you begin doing independent dissertation work -- make the process as easy and stress-free as possible by attending our clinic.

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Sep 25

September 25: Inaugural Dissertation Dinner

Date: 

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Andover 118

Shepherds of the Personality: The Medical and Scientific Roots of Modern Pastoral Counseling


Mara Block
(PhD Candidate, Harvard University)

Dinner will be provided. All are welcome to attend. Mara’s dissertation examines relations between psychology, psychiatry, and the emergence of Christian pastoral counseling in mid-20th century America.  She focuses on the decisive impact of medical and scientific rhetoric on the growing pastoral discourse on sexuality and on the pastoral counseling practices used to treat sexual matters.  She will present her second chapter, in which she shows how three widely read pastoral works on religion, health, and medicine written in the early 1940s by pastoral theologians Carroll Wise, Seward Hiltner, and Russell Dicks reflect a broader cultural interest in psychosomatic medicine and in the role of religion in treating physical illness.  She argues that the earliest book-length works on ‘pastoral counseling’ published between 1949 and 1951 were decisively influenced by modern psychology.  She shows this through an analysis of four key moral-theological categories that are replaced or conjoined with psychological categories prominent in the discourse of modern pastoral counseling. Mara’s dissertation chapter will be circulated via email a few days before the event.
  
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SRC News

Meet and Greet Dinner Recap!

September 18, 2014

 

Our first annual "Meet and Greet" dinner was a great success. Forty students from across the university came to enjoy a delicious meal and meet colleagues with shared interests in science, religion, and culture. Prof. Ragab opened the dinner by introducing SRC staff to the guests and announcing the many exciting new events and opportunities being sponsored by SRC this year. Thanks to all who attended, and to those who signed up for our mailing list. We hope to see all of you at our future events!

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