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"Does Prayer Heal the Sick?" A Talk by Dr. Candy Gunther Brown

Should scientific evidence be used to evaluate claims of healing through prayer? On Thursday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Candy Gunther Brown, associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University, will address what medical records, clinical studies, surveys and long-term follow up reveal about the effects of praying for healing. The talk will take place in the Panasci Family Chapel at Le Moyne.

Dr. Gunther Brown's publications include The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America (Oxford University Press, 2013); Testing Prayer: Science and Healing (Harvard University Press, 2012); and Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing (Oxford University Press, 2011). She has also published more than 50 journal articles, book chapters, and review essays. She received her B.A. (1992; summa cum laude), M.A. (1995), and Ph.D. (2000) degrees from Harvard University.

The lecture is sponsored by the McDevitt Center for Creativity and Innovation and is offered in conjunction with a course developed with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Enduring Questions grants program, What Does Prayer Do?

For more information, contact Kate Hennigan of the McDevitt Center for Creativity and Innovation via email at hennigks@lemoyne.edu or phone at 315-445-6200.

posted on: 2/11/2014