Paul Farmer: Servant to the Poor

Paul Farmer: Servant to the Poor

by Jennie Weiss Block


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814645741
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 12/21/2018
Series: People of God Series
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 525,617
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Jennie Weiss Block, OP, is a Dominican laywoman, a practical theologian, and an author who has taught theology and lectured widely on theological topics. She is co-editor of In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez (Orbis Books, 2013) and wrote a chapter of Haiti after the Earthquake (Public Affairs, 2011). Her book Copious Hosting: A Theology of Access for People with Disabilities (Continuum, 2002) is considered a seminal text in disability theology. She has served as chief adviser to Dr. Paul Farmer since 2009 and was his chief of staff in his role as United Nations Deputy Special Envoy under President Bill Clinton. 

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
Chapter One - A Bus, a Boat, and Some Big Ideas 13
Chapter Two - The Corporal Works of Mercy: Weapons of Mass Salvation 29
Chapter Three Coupling Inquiry and Implementation: Making a Preferential Option for the Poor in Health Care 48
Chapter Four Mountains, Pathologies, No Cheap Grace: Towards Global Health Equity 73
Chapter Five Fighting the Long Defeat: Making Common Cause with the Losers 97
Chapter Six Who Lives, Who Dies?: Access to Health Care as a Human Right 128
Conclusion Accompaniment: Sharing the Gift of Christian Hope 149
Abbreviated Time Line of Events in Paul Farmer’s Life and Work 160
Notes 163
Selected Bibliography 175
Index 179

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