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Institute for Faith & Culture Welcomes Distinguished Physician and Ethicist Farr Curlin, M.D.

September 12, 2019

BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 9, 2019 — King University’s Institute for Faith & Culture speaker series continues Monday, Sept. 16 with an examination of the moral and spiritual dimensions of medical practice with distinguished physician, author and ethicist Farr A. Curlin, M.D.

Curlin, who is the Trent Professor of Medical Humanities at the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine at Duke University, will present “Medicine and the Christian Art of Suffering & Dying” at 9:15 a.m. in the University Chapel on King’s main campus, and “The Way of Medicine: A Profession to Heal” at 7:00 p.m. in the Bristol Regional Medical Center Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public as part of the King Institute Medical Lecture.

At Duke, Curlin works with university colleagues to span disciplines and discover opportunities for deeper learning in the fields of health, belief, and palliative care. In addition to his duties with the Trent Center, he is 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. Curlin is also the author of more than 130 articles and book chapters.

“A central part of the Institute’s mission is to create comfortable spaces where challenging issues can be examined,” said Martin Dotterweich, Ph.D., director of the Institute. “Dr. Curlin has worked for many years to integrate faith, medicine, and compassion — essential work for patients and families who are facing difficult decisions. His is a message of hope, and we are delighted to welcome him to Bristol for two engaging discussions.”

For more information about the Institute, including the full schedule for the speaker series, visit