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Farr Curlin

September 16, 2019

Since its inauguration in 2008, the King Institute for Faith and Culture has sought to foster conversation about things that matter, joining town and gown as we bring guests who work at the intersections of Christian faith and culture: artists and ministers, scholars and writers, politicians and prophets.

Farr A. Curlin, MD, is Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine at Duke University; Co-Director of the Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School; and Director of the Arete Initiative in Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Previously, he founded and was Co-Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago. At Duke, Dr. Curlin practices hospice and palliative medicine, and he works with colleagues across the university to develop opportunities for education and scholarship at the intersection of theology, medicine and culture.

He has authored more than one hundred and thirty articles and book chapters dealing with the moral and spiritual dimensions of medical practice.

Time and Location

9:15am – King Memorial Chapel
Medicine and the Christian Art of (Suffering and) Dying

7:00pm – Bristol Regional Medical Center
The Way of Medicine: A Profession to Heal