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Medicine & health care in early Christianity

Author: Gary B Ferngren
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity is essential reading for scholars and students in the history of medicine and religious studies."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary B Ferngren
ISBN: 9780801891427 0801891426
OCLC Number: 230848093
Description: xi, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Methods and approaches --
The Christian reception of Greek medicine --
Early Christian views of the etiology of disease --
Christianity as a religion of healing --
The basis of Christian medical philanthropy --
Health care in the early church --
Some concluding observations.
Other Titles: Medicine and health care in early Christianity
Responsibility: Gary B. Ferngren.
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