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|All Authors / Contributors:||
James K Bruckner
|Description:||xvii, 238 pages ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Primary biblical narrative. What is a healthy human being? : claims from the book of Genesis ; What is a healthy community? : God shapes his people in Exodus-Deuteronomy ; What is human wholeness? : descriptive content from Deuteronomy --
Primary word-concepts. Levav : what is a whole heart? ; Nefesh : what is a soul? ; Me'od : what are the elements of strength? --
Primary traditions of restoration. Face to face with God ; Telling the truth in suffering ; Remembering God : testimonies of healing and health.
|Responsibility:||James K. Bruckner.|
"Health is God's original created intent : whole persons, healthy relationships, a thriving environment, and ongoing interaction with himself. In the Bible, human health is body-based, community-based, and deeply integrated in a relationship with God's creating Spirit. The Pentateuch, prophets, writings, Gospels, and epistles all are deeply, if not primarily, concerned with the ongoing and ultimate health of God's good creation. Scripture also has a wide perspective on the disruption of human health. It deals with the human tendency to violence, corruption, and self-destructive behabiors. The recently renewed interest in health, vitality, and spirituality of all kinds has led to this articulation of a biblical spirituality in relation to human helath. Surpisingly, when we look for spirituality in the Bible, we find read and embodied relationships. Everyone is for health and for the restoration of health. But what are health and healing? How does the Bible describe or define them? Here is a the result of ten years of conversations with health care professionals in a master's course on biblical perspectives on health and healing. The biblical witness can transform the way we practice the healing arts. This book provides a biblical foundation for health and restoration." -- Publisher's description.
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