Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Public Lecture at Yale on Healing Prayer

Can Science Prove the Healing Power of Prayer?
Empirical Perspectives on Modern Pentecostal-Charismatic Healing Networks and the Revival of Global Christianity
THIS THURSDAY, April 7, 5:30-7:20
Yale Divinity School, Niebuhr Hall
409 Prospect Street
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I want to invite you to a public lecture at the Yale Divinity School on a topic of significance: healing prayer. It's a public lecture for a course taught by ECVer Scott Dolff (cf. "Dr. Dolff" below); friend-of-ECV Michele Kinrade will be one of two respondents. It should be a lively conversation. More below:
Prof. Candy Gunther Brown of Indiana University (PhD, Harvard) is one of the world’s leading researchers on global healing practices, and the recent recipient of a $150,000 Templeton grant for conducting such research.
Can healing prayer make a real-world difference? Are there empirical ways to measure the efficacy of prayer on health? Are attempts to study prayer inherently unscientific? Do people apparently healed through prayer stay healed, and are their long-term beliefs and behaviors affected? Prof. Brown has addressed such questions in her books and articles and will do so at Yale as guest speaker of “Theology and Spirituality of Neo-Charismatic Christianity in America” (REL 655, Dr. Dolff).

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