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Kate Bowler

Professor, Duke University; Author, Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved) and No Cure For Being Human

Kate Bowler is a professor of Christian history at Duke University. She is the author of four books including Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, which received widespread media attention and academic praise as the first history of the movement based on divine promises of health, wealth, and happiness. She wrote the New York Times best-selling memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved), after being unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at age 35. Bowler subsequently staged a national conversation around why it felt so difficult to speak frankly about suffering through her podcast, “Everything Happens.”

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