May 2: “From the Gallows to the Dissection Table: Medicine and Religion through History” with Dr. Rebecca Messbarger


Are “science” and “faith” incompatible? Despite today’s loud opinions, you might be surprised what scholars, scientists, and faith leaders had to say hundreds of years ago. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Rebecca Messbarger, cultural historian and professor at Washington University. Looking at exemplary cases of reforms in medical science, even dissection, we will discuss how religious enlighteners defended the compatibility of faith and scienceWe’ll talk about how the discoveries of empirical science and philosophy helped revitalize the faith and to foster reform.


 Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today.  Join us and bring friends.

Theology on Tap meets upstairs at Dressel’s Pub at 6:30pm on the First Wednesday of each month. Click for a map

Dressel’s Public House
419 N Euclid Ave.
St Louis, MO 63108



Author: Mike Angell

The Rev. Mike Angell is rector of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in St. Louis.