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Health and Spirituality

Anne Harrington

Anne Harrington, Ph.D., Professor for the History of Science in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University

Credits: This lecture is part of an archive. Please note that CME/CEU credit is no longer available for this lecture.

Cost: Free

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the range of research traditions today that are investigating the relationship between health and spiritual practice
  • To understand the various historical roots of these traditions and how they interact in our own time
  • To understand the different kinds of challenges—intellectual, ethical, political—raised by this research enterprise

View Lecture

This lecture has been broken into eight chapters and may be viewed by clicking on the links provided, beginning with Introduction to Health and Spirituality.