Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine and the Distortion of Christianity Hardback

Spirituality, Medicine and the Distortion of Christianity

by USA) Joel James Shuman (Assistant Professor of Theology King's College Pennsylvania, Keith G. Meador


In Stock - Usually dispatched within 4 days

 



Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Today's Price: £35.44 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine and the Distortion of Christianity

Full Product Description

In recent years, a movement stressing a causal relationship between spirituality and good health has captured the public imagination. Told that research demonstrates that people of strong faith are healthier, physicians and clergy alike urge us to become more religious.;The religion and health movement, as it has become known, has attracted its fair share of sceptics. While most root their criticism in science or secularism, the authors of Heal Thyself, one a theological ethicist, the other a physician, instead challenge the basic precepts of the movement from the standpoint of Christian theology.;Heal Thyself argues that popular culture's fascination with the health benefits of religion reflects not the renaissance of religious tradition but the powerful combination of consumer capitalism and self-interested individualism. A faith-for-health exchange misrepresents and devalues the true meaning of faith.;For Christians, being religious does not mean enlisting faith as a vehicle to get what we want-be it health or wealth-but rather learning by faith to want the right things at the right time, and to live with a spirit of gratitude and hope.

Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine and the Distortion of Christianity by Joel James Shuman (Assistant Professor of Theology, King's College, Pennsylvania, USA);Keith G. Meador was published by Oxford University Press in November 2002 and is our 40554th best seller. The ISBN for Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine and the Distortion of Christianity is 9780195154696.

Go to Basket

Reviews of Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine and the Distortion of Christianity

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Go to Basket

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine and the Distortion of Christianity.

Specifications

Details for Heal Thyself: Spirituality, Medicine and the Distortion of Christianity

Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherOxford University Press (November 2002)
Weight370g
Number of Pages192
Thickness19 mm
Height215 mm
Width148 mm
ISBN9780195154696
ISBN-10019515469X
Product Code25024
Page last updated 14th March 2019
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer