Content by David Bosworth, PhD
David Bosworth Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Old Testament at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. His current research focuses on ancient prayers and the motif of weeping in biblical and related ancient texts. His work involves correlating psychology and other sciences with ancient sacred texts. His students include undergraduates, seminarians, and doctoral students, and he is incorporating science in his course design as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science for Seminaries grant. He lives in the scenic mountains of western Maryland with his wife and son.
Spirits in the Material World
If humans have learned over eons that intercessory prayer doesn’t “work”, why do we keep doing it?
Can Americans Learn to Grieve?
How can the workplace and our other social institutions help dispel the myth that everyone is just in it for themselves?
Infant Weeping and Infant Abandonment
We are “cooperative breeders,” since we do not raise our children by ourselves, but rely heavily on a range of others to help us.
Magical Cures for Infant Crying
While modern parents may bring complaints about infant crying to pediatricians, ancient parents turned to experts in magical arts.
Why is Western Parenting WEIRD?
One way to see the WEIRDness of Westerners is through their parenting practices.
How Do We Deal With Fear?
Can religion — as a source of creative meaning — “inoculate” us against the fears that naturally arise?
How Priests, Rabbis and Ministers Can Bring Science into Their Theology
How can seminarians effectively bring science into their theological education?