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Health, healing and the church's mission : biblical perspectives and moral priorities

Author: Willard M Swartley
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Academic, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Swartley draws together biblical, historical and moral perspectives to help all Christians, including those in health care professions, respond to our current health care challenges. His conclusions will encourage, enlighten and quite possibly, surprise readers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willard M Swartley
ISBN: 9780830839742 0830839747
OCLC Number: 795645058
Description: 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Healing --
Seven theses: from scripture to today --
Healing in the Old Testament --
Healing in the New Testament and the church's practice --
Biblical and theological analysis of healing --
Church as healing community --
Health care: biblical, moral, and theological perspectives --
Health and health care in Biblical-theological perspective --
Biblical and theological (Anabaptist) foundations of health care through mutual aid --
Health care in Christian history and mission --
Disability, God's two hands of love: internal care, external witness --
Towards new paradigms --
Health care reform: evaluation and prospects --
From high-tech and triage to shalom and service --
Living toward sustainable health care --
Mennonites, Brethren and related groups in health care --
Center for Healing and Hope: its mission and contribution.
Responsibility: Willard M. Swartley.

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Swartley draws together biblical, historical and moral perspectives to help all Christians, including those in health care professions, respond to our current health care challenges. His conclusions will encourage, enlighten and quite possibly, surprise readers.
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