Contributor: Jaime Wright

Jaime Wright teaches religion at Santa Clara University. He received a B.A. in Religious Studies from San Jose State University, an M.A. in Religion and Society from the Graduate Theological Union, and a doctoral degree in Ethics and Social Theory from the Graduate Theological Union. His research interests include lived religion and culture, especially in relation to health/illness and our bodies.

Returning the Call

What My Mom’s Cancer Allowed Me to Learn about Religion and Coping

I remember leaving a message for my mom the last time she was in the hospital. I let her know that I would be leaving in the morning to visit and that I expected, as usual, that she would be fine by the time I got there. The conventional wisdom in my family was that my mom was nearly superhuman. Every time that cancer, and later circulatory problems, took her down... Read more