Reclaiming the Body: Christians and the Faithful Use of Modern Medicine

Reclaiming the Body: Christians and the Faithful Use of Modern Medicine

by Joel Shuman, Brian M.D. Volck
     
 

ISBN-10: 1587431270

ISBN-13: 9781587431272

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

We live in an age of incredible medical technology, and with it, a great emphasis on health and well-being. We fully entrust the care of our bodies to the medical profession, often taking its solutions and judgments as gospel. But what role, if any, should our Christian faith play in all this?

In Reclaiming the Body, a physician and a theologian take a

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Overview

We live in an age of incredible medical technology, and with it, a great emphasis on health and well-being. We fully entrust the care of our bodies to the medical profession, often taking its solutions and judgments as gospel. But what role, if any, should our Christian faith play in all this?

In Reclaiming the Body, a physician and a theologian take a critical look at some of the assumptions we draw from the medical profession and explore what theology has to say about medicine, our bodies, our health, and the Body of Christ. The authors deal with such issues as suffering, caring for the sick, children and reproductive technologies, medicine and the poor, our obsession with physical perfection, and death and dying.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587431272
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Series:
The Christian Practice of Everyday Life
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
942,810
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

1Doctors and Christians13
2Naming the power of medicine27
3Life as a body41
4The shape of what's given63
5What are children for?79
6A body without borders94
7Perfection money can't buy108
8Frailty and grief, overcome by hope and love122

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