After it was released and kept being miss-filed in the mystery section, the volume was re-released as The Healing Reawakening. Following our time with Francis MacNutt, we’ll have a brief conversation about healing and Spirituality and Health Research with Harold G. Koenig, the Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University. So please join us at the table for a frank conversation about healing with a noted practitioner and leading researcher on spirituality and health.
About our guests: Francis McNutt has lived a very interesting life. He was on his way to a career of healing using medicine and
scalpels but ended up with a career of healing through words and Spirit. After being drafted into the Army during
World War II, he decided to change his career path and obtained a bachelors degree from Harvard and an MFA in speech from Catholic University. He became an ordained Dominican Priest and then a trainer of preachers (and the founder of the Catholic Homiletics Society). But contact with a couple of Protestants who believed God was still healing people caused another unexpected
career change. Francis became a leading voice for Charismatic renewal. He later founded the Association of Christian Therapists, whose mission was to bring healing prayer into the medical profession. Francis also married, not an easy thing for a Catholic priest to do, and since then he and Judith MacNutt founded Christian Healing Ministries, a national ministry dedicated to bringing healing
prayer back to its rightful place among Christians. His most famous book is Healing, which has become a classic.
Harold G. Koenig, MD, is the Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University. He completed his undergraduate education at Stanford University, his medical school training at the University of California at San Francisco. He serves on the faculty at Duke as Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Associate Professor of Medicine, and is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has published extensively in the fields of mental health, geriatrics, and religion, with over 300 scientific peer-reviewed articles, 60 book chapters, and 40 books in print or in preparation. His research on religion, health and ethical issues in medicine has been featured on over 50 national and international TV news programs (including The Today Show, ABC’s World News Tonight, and several times on Good Morning America). A few of his latest books include: The Handbook of Religion and Health (Oxford University Press, 2012); his autobiography The Healing Connection: Medicine, Religion and Health (2008); and Religion and Spirituality in Psychiatry (2009, Cambridge University Press). This particular interview is inspired by Spirituality and Health Research: Methods, Measurement, Statistics, and Resources (2011).
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Executive Director of the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College, Gary W. Moon founded (with David G. Benner and Larry Crabb) Conversations Journal, directs the Renovaré Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and has authored several books. He still teaches at Richmont Graduate University when they let him.