Health and Medicine in the Methodist Tradition

Health and Medicine in the Methodist Tradition

Author: E. Brooks Holifield

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532675621

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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As E. Brooks Holifield notes in his introduction, “John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, would have relished the opportunity to write this volume. He recognized the power of religious traditions, and he thought that issues of health and medicine were profoundly interwoven into the texture of religious faith. All ten themes that have concerned [this series] - healing and well-being, suffering and madness, passages and sexuality, dying and caring, morality and dignity - were among the topics that Wesley believed should interest Christians.” In the attempt to show how a Wesleyan understanding of theology might inform a modern Methodist sensibility, the author has structured his treatment of Health and Medicine in the Methodist Tradition around the polarities of health and healing, holiness and happiness, penalty and promise, love and law, restraint and responsibility, and possibility and limit. These are not to be construed as opposites or as mutually exclusive extremes. Each member of each pair both checks and enriches the other. They provide a way of establishing boundaries; they mark the way of a journey - “the way of salvation,” or the way of love.

Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Author: Ellen L. Idler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199389865

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 504

Frequently in partnership, but sometimes at odds, religious institutions and public health institutions work to improve the well-being of their communities. There is increasing awareness among public health professionals and the general public that the social conditions of poverty, lack of education, income inequality, poor working conditions, and experiences of discrimination play a dominant role in determining health status. But this broad view of the social determinants of health has largely ignored the role of religious practices and institutions in shaping the life conditions of billions around the globe. In Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health, leading scholars in the social sciences, public health, and religion address this omission by examining the embodied sacred practices of the world's religions, the history of alignment and tension between religious and public health institutions, the research on the health impact of religious practice throughout the life course, and the role of religious institutions in health and development efforts around the globe. In addition, the volume explores religion's role in the ongoing epidemics of HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's disease, as well as preparations for an influenza pandemic. Together, these groundbreaking essays help complete the picture of the social determinants of health by including religion, which has until now been an invisible determinant.

‘Inward & Outward Health’

‘Inward & Outward Health’

Author: Deborah Madden

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725231351

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Inward and Outward Health is the first interdisciplinary scholarly collection to provide an in-depth and new perspective on the medical and scientific activity of one of the eighteenth century's most successful and controversial theological figures, John Wesley. These essays, written by established scholars in the field, convincingly correct a persistent view of Wesley as an irresponsible religious enthusiast who confused medical science and theology. The reader is given here instead a picture of someone who was a crucial admirer of Enlightenment principles: a deeply pious individual who could minister to the physical and spiritual welfare of the poor, applying remedies for the body or prayer for the soul as and when appropriate.

Spiritual Care in Nursing Practice

Spiritual Care in Nursing Practice

Author: Kristen L. Mauk

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781740967

Category: Medical

Page: 388

View: 420

Focusing on spirituality as an inherent component of effective nursing care, this text presents an unbiased view of the nature of human spirituality apart from religion. The text offers a unique interdisciplinary and inter-religious perspective—representing a range of Eastern and Western religious traditions—while addressing lifespan considerations and belief systems within the nursing process framework. Readable, interactive chapters apply the content clinically and highlight timely research on spirituality and health. Each chapter includes case studies, critical thinking questions, and personal reflection questions. Website references are also included.

On Moral Medicine

On Moral Medicine

Author: Stephen E. Lammers

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802842497

Category: Medical

Page: 1033

View: 430

Collecting a wide range of contemporary and classical essays dealing with medical ethics, this huge volu me is the finest resource available for engaging the pressin g problems posed by medical advances. '

Health and Medicine in the Methodist Tradition

Health and Medicine in the Methodist Tradition

Author: E. Brooks Holifield

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532675607

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 548

As E. Brooks Holifield notes in his introduction, “John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, would have relished the opportunity to write this volume. He recognized the power of religious traditions, and he thought that issues of health and medicine were profoundly interwoven into the texture of religious faith. All ten themes that have concerned [this series] - healing and well-being, suffering and madness, passages and sexuality, dying and caring, morality and dignity - were among the topics that Wesley believed should interest Christians.” In the attempt to show how a Wesleyan understanding of theology might inform a modern Methodist sensibility, the author has structured his treatment of Health and Medicine in the Methodist Tradition around the polarities of health and healing, holiness and happiness, penalty and promise, love and law, restraint and responsibility, and possibility and limit. These are not to be construed as opposites or as mutually exclusive extremes. Each member of each pair both checks and enriches the other. They provide a way of establishing boundaries; they mark the way of a journey - “the way of salvation,” or the way of love.

The Cambridge Companion to American Methodism

The Cambridge Companion to American Methodism

Author: Jason E. Vickers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107008342

Category: Religion

Page: 411

View: 716

A comprehensive introduction to various forms of American Methodism, exploring the beliefs and practices around which the lives of these churches have revolved.

'A Cheap, Safe and Natural Medicine'

'A Cheap, Safe and Natural Medicine'

Author: Deborah Madden

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401204958

Category: Medical

Page: 319

View: 479

John Wesley’s Primitive Physic (1747) achieved twenty-three editions in his lifetime, ensuring its popular – and controversial – status in eighteenth-century medicine. This is the first full-length study to examine the theological, intellectual and cultural background to one of the period’s most successful medical texts. By exploring Wesley’s work in the context of his theology, ‘A Cheap, Safe and Natural Medicine’ extends the on-going reconfiguration of the relationship between religion and medicine.

Health and Medicine in the Hindu Tradition

Health and Medicine in the Hindu Tradition

Author: Prakash N. Desai

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015025225445

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 880

Desai (born in India) is a professor of clinical psychiatry at the U. of Illinois, Chicago and chief of psychiatric service at the VA West Side Medical Center (Chicago). He analyzes the religious and philosophical underpinings of the traditions of medicine and the health ideals of Hindus, taking account of their historical and developmental moorings. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Health as a Virtue

Health as a Virtue

Author: Melanie L Dobson

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780718843403

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 616

How are we to care for our bodies and our health as part of faithful Christian living? Melanie Dobson excavates from Thomas Aquinas an answer for how contemporary Christians might live well in the midst of a very sick culture. Through a close reading of Aquinas's 'Treatise on Habit', Dobson reveals that the moral practice of habit does indeed include health. Thomas's keen understanding of the human person and of human longings supports the book's argument for a practice of health that directs us deep into the heart of God. Field research with clergy and missionaries offers concrete examples of the implementation of habits of health as part of the life of Christian virtue. The stories from the Clergy Health Initiative and Word Made Flesh missionary organization exhibit transformations that ushered Christian leaders into deeper love of God, neighbor, and themselves. In the end, the theology of habits of health means that our quotidian care of our bodies is not only faithful, but directs us into a life of flourishing.