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A Conversation with Professor Heather Curtis | Holy Humanitarians: American Evangelicals and Global Aid

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Department of Religion
Room 422, Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana)
Oct 25, 2018   4:30 pm  
Heather Curtis, Tufts University

Please join us for a conversation with Professor Heather Curtis, Tufts University, about her new book, Holy Humanitarians (Harvard, 2018), and the relationship of evangelicals, past and present, to global humanitarianism. Professor Curtis writes about how religion has shaped responses to humanitarian disasters, economic crises, and illness from the late-nineteenth century to the present. By exploring the ways American Christians of earlier generations endeavored to relieve suffering, she uncovers the seeds of today’s heated debates about the practice of philanthropy, the politics of poverty relief, and the ethics of medicine.

Sponsored by the Department of Religion.

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