Caring and curing : health and medicine in the Western religious traditions (Book, 1998) []
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Caring and curing : health and medicine in the Western religious traditions

Caring and curing : health and medicine in the Western religious traditions

Author: Ronald L Numbers; Darrel W Amundsen
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins Paperbacks edView all editions and formats
"Most religious traditions have a rich, if largely forgotten, heritage of involvement in medical issues of life, death, and health. Religious values influence our behavior and attitudes toward sickness, sexuality, and lifestyle, to say nothing of more controversial subjects such as abortion and euthanasia. The essays ... illuminate the history of health and medicine within the Judeo-Christian tradition. Bringing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Numbers; Darrel W Amundsen
ISBN: 0801857961 9780801857966
OCLC Number: 1015432117
Notes: Originally published: New York : Macmillan, c1986.
Description: xx,601p ; 24cm.
Contents: Jewish tradition / Elliot N. Dorff --
Early Christian tradition / Darrel W. Amundsen, Gary B. Ferngren --
Medieval Catholic tradition / Darrel W. Amundsen --
Roman Catholic tradition since 1545 / Marvin R. O'Connell --
Eastern Orthodox tradition / Stanley Samuel Harakas --
Lutheran tradition / Carter Lindberg --
Reformed tradition / James H. Smylie --
Anglican tradition / John E. Booty --
Anabaptist tradition / Walter Klaassen --
Baptist tradition / Timothy P. Weber. Wesleyan-Methodist tradition / Harold Y. Vanderpool --
Unitarian and Universalist traditions / Spencer Lavan, George Huntston Williams --
Disciples of Christ-Church of Christ tradition / David Edwin Harrell --
Mormon tradition / Lester E. Bush --
Christian Science tradition / Rennie B. Schoepflin --
Adventist tradition / Ronald L. Numbers, David R. Larson --
Jehova's Witness tradition / William H. Cumberland --
Evangelical-fundamentalist tradition / Gary B. Fernfren --
Pentecostal tradition / Grant Wacker --
Afro-American traditions / Albert J. Raboteau.
Responsibility: edited by Ronald L. Numbers, Darrel W. Amundsen ; with a foreword by Martin E. Marty.


Bringing together 20 original articles by expert scholars in the fields of the history of religion and the history of medicine, Caring and Curing provides a fascinating and enlightening overview of  Read more...


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