Updates: Journal of Church and State, and Developing a Christian Mind

Two exciting updates.

My friend and co-author (Prof. Mark Lee) and I have a forthcoming article in OUP’s Journal of Church and State. “Religious Deviance and Asylum Medicine in the Second Great Awakening” explores the life and writings of Elizabeth T. Stone (b. 1811), a New England evangelical who was incarcerated by her family and church for her (supposedly dangerous) religious beliefs and practices. We bring Stone’s story to light, showcasing the social dynamics surrounding her incarceration, the medical practice which she endured, and the creative theological critique she leveraged against her family, church, and physicians. We look forward to sharing Stone’s story with you upon publication in May 2022!

I will also offer a theological reflection on character education in universities at the upcoming Developing a Christian Mind conference here at the University of Oxford. The panel presentation will take place on Saturday 19 March in the Social Sciences stream, and University members are most welcome to register to attend.

Friday 18 – Saturday 19 March 2022
New College, Oxford

How can postgraduates, postdocs, and academics at the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes approach their academic disciplines as Christians? What does it mean to respond to a Christian vocation and to honour God in university life?

Developing a Christian Mind: Seeking Wisdom examines these questions in five disciplinary streams: Humanities, Medical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Philosophy and Theology, and Social Sciences. Oxford academics and postgraduates speak and lead discussion for each stream. Past attendees are encouraged to come, listen to new talks, and take part in discussion with new attendees.

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Published by Edward A. David

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