Healing and Health in Emergent Christianity

March 22, 2024
March 23, 2024
11:00 am ET - 3:00 pm ET

About the Event

March 22, 2024

Countering traditional understandings that early Christians were primarily concerned with spiritual salvation, this Conference will take us into an in-depth exploration of healing and health in emergent Christianity.  Acknowledging that the healing arts toolkit included both medicine and magic, we examine sources that afford access to traditions of bodily wholeness and those who used them.  We query whether the combination of medicine and magic held true across Christian communities or if unique healing practices served to demarcate distinct forms of the religion.  Four invited scholars, Andrew Crislip, Meghan Henning, Shirley Paulson and Joseph Sanzo, all with expertise in ancient healing, medicine, and magic will engage these and other themes related to the healing arts will present papers which all registrants will receive.

Friday, March 22, 2024 (Times are ET)

11:00–12:30    Paper summaries followed by discussions:

1:30–3:00        Paper summaries followed by discussions:

Saturday, March 23, 2024 (Times are ET)

11:00–12:30    Four presenters engage together in a panel discussion, followed by 20–30 mins. of Q&A


Andrew Crislip
Meghan Henning
Shirley Paulson
Joseph E. Sanzo
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