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Sheldon Kopperl

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Email
kopperls@gvsu.edu

Title
Professor

Office
102 Lake Ontario Hall

Phone
616-331-3530

Fax
616-331-2090

Office Hours

See available times here, or by appointment.

Courses Taught

BMS 495 - Concepts in Wellness (Capstone)
HSC 201 - Scientific Revolution
HSC 202 - Technological Revolution

Education/Training

Ph.D. - Chemistry/History of Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
BS - Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland

Research Interests

- The history of chemistry and medicine
- The relationship between art history and the history of science
- Science and medicine as discussed in ancient and medieval "authoritative" texts

While I am generally interested in many aspects of religious studies and am eager to work with students on projects in this very general area that they may find interesting, my specific area is in the relationship between science/medicine and religion. In particular, I am interested in seeing how these topics are covered and discussed in the sacred scriptures of world religions. As a member of the Jewish faith tradition, I have been looking at medicine and science in the Hebrew Bible and Rabbinic Literature (nearly all of which is available in English translation); but I am anxious to expand my work into the scriptures of other religions as well.

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