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Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock

Brite Divinity School
Research Professor of Theology and Culture and Founding Director of The Soul Repair Center
Rev. Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph.D. is Research Professor of Theology and Culture and founding director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School. The Soul Repair Center is dedicated to recovery from moral injury, especially for veterans of war. Brock grew up in a military family, the daughter of a veteran of Korea and the stepdaughter of a veteran of World War II and Vietnam. She was a professor for 18 years before becoming director of a think tank for distinguished scholars at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. From 2001 to 2002, she was a fellow at the Harvard Divinity School Center for Values in Public Life. An internationally distinguished lecturer and award-winning author, her most recent books are Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire, co-authored with Rebecca Parker, and Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War, co-authored with Gabriella Lettini.

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