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Caring and Curing

Health and Medicine in the Western Religious Traditions


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Caring and Curing by Ronald L. Numbers
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Most religious traditions have a rich, if largely forgotten, heritage of involvement in medical issues of life, death and health. Religious values influence our behaviour and attitudes toward sickness, sexuality and lifestlye, as well as more controversial issues such as abortion and euthanasia. The essays in this book illuminate the history of health and medicine within the Judeao-Christian tradition, bringing together 20 articles from scholars in the fields of history of religion and history of medicine. The volume is intended to provide an overview of how religious values have come to affect the practice of medicine and medical care.

Author Biography

Ronald L. Numbers is professor of the History of Medicine and the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His publications include Almost Persuaded: American Physicians and Compulsory Health Insurance, 1912-1920, God and Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter between Christianity and Science, and The Creationists. Darrel W. Amundsen is professor of Classics at Western Washington University. He is the author of numerous essays on the history of ancient and medieval medicine and is the author of Medicine, Society, and Faith in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds, also available from Johns Hopkins.
Release date NZ
November 18th, 1997
Foreword by Martin E. Marty
Country of Publication
United States
Johns Hopkins University Press
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