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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 - 97 edition

Caring and Curing : Health and Medicine in the Western Religious Traditions - 97 edition

ISBN13: 9780801857966

ISBN10: 0801857961

Caring and Curing : Health and Medicine in the Western Religious Traditions by Ronald L. Numbers and Darrel W. Amundsen - ISBN 9780801857966
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
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Caring and Curing : Health and Medicine in the Western Religious Traditions by Ronald L. Numbers and Darrel W. Amundsen - ISBN 9780801857966

ISBN13: 9780801857966

ISBN10: 0801857961

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 97

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Summary

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 in this important book illuminate the history of health and medicine within the Judeo-Christian tradition. 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 how religious values have come to affect the practice of medicine and medical care.