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Religion and the Health of the Public: Shifting the Paradigm
     

Religion and the Health of the Public: Shifting the Paradigm

by G. Gunderson, J. Cochrane, Gary Gunderson, Jim Cochrane
 

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The book proposes a critical theory of the role and place of religion in public health and argues for a programmatic reorientation of these two fields of practice and inquiry to more effectively align religious health assets - widely present in many contexts - and public health services and facilities.

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The book proposes a critical theory of the role and place of religion in public health and argues for a programmatic reorientation of these two fields of practice and inquiry to more effectively align religious health assets - widely present in many contexts - and public health services and facilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230341272
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Gary R. Gunderson is the Sr. Vice President of the Faith Health Division of Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare in Memphis, TN, as well as Director of the Center for Faith and Health. He worked for over a decade as the Director of Interfaith Health Program at the Carter Center and Emory and is a visionary leader in the global faith health field. He holds academic appointments at both Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health and the University of Cape Town's School of Public Health and Family Medicine.

James R. Cochrane is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies and is Senior Research Associate of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He is also a founder and Co-Director of the African/International Religious Health Assets Programme there. He has worked for several decades on religion, society, and public life in South Africa and internationally.

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