ISBN-10:
0801891426
ISBN-13:
2900801891426
Pub. Date:
06/01/2009
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity

Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity

by Gary B. Ferngren
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    ISBN-13: 2900801891426
    Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
    Publication date: 06/01/2009
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 264
    Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

    About the Author

    Gary B. Ferngren is a professor of history at Oregon State University and a professor of the history of medicine at First Moscow State Medical University. He is the author of Medicine and Religion: A Historical Introduction and the editor of Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction.

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    1. Methods and Approaches
    2. The Christian Reception of Greek Medicine
    3. Early Christian Views of the Etiology of Disease
    4. Christianity as a Religion of Healing
    5. The Basis of Christian Medical Philanthropy
    6. Health Care in the Early Church
    7. Some Concluding Observations
    Abbreviations
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index

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