A Ravishing and Restful Sight: Seeing America with Mother Julian

April 12 - 13, 2010

Guest speaker: Dr. Amy Laura Hall


Amy Laura Hall is the author of Kierkegaard and the Treachery of Love , Conceiving Parenthood: The Protestant Spirit of Biotechnological Reproduction , and numerous scholarly articles in theological and biomedical ethics. She is currently writing one book on Julian of Norwich and hospitality and another on muscular Christianity and social Darwinism. At Duke University, Professor Hall served on the Steering Committee of the Genome Ethics, Law, and Policy Center and as a faculty member for the FOCUS program of the Institute on Genome Sciences and Policy. She has served on the Duke Medical Center’s Institutional Review Board and as an Ethics Consultant to the V.A. Center in Durham. A member of the Bioethics Task Force of the United Methodist Church, Hall has been asked to present her work on reproductive ethics to the World Council of Churches, as well as to academic audiences across the U.S. and Europe. While her primary research concentrates on bioethics at the beginning of life, she also serves on the Faculty Council of the Institute on Care at the End of Life. An ordained elder in the Southwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, she has served in both suburban and urban parishes.

 

Lecture 1 
"Who Are We? Bodies and the Social Body"
Monday April 12, 2010
Crill Performance Hall
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Lecture 2
"Germs, Safety, and the Blood of Christ"
Monday April 12, 2010
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Lecture 3
"Immigration and Holy Miscegenation"
Tuesday April 13, 2010
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Lecture 4
"The Reckless Repetition of the Liturgy"
Tuesday April 13, 2010
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