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Author Levin, Jeffrey S.,
Title Religion and medicine : a history of the encounter between humanity's two greatest institutions / Jeff Levin ; with a foreword by Stephen G. Post.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]

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Author Levin, Jeffrey S.,
Subject Medicine -- Religious aspects.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In Religion and Medicine, Dr. Jeff Levin, distinguished Baylor University epidemiologist, outlines the longstanding history of multifaceted interconnections between the institutions of religion and medicine. He traces the history of the encounter between these two institutions from antiquity through to the present day, highlighting a myriad of contemporary alliances between the faith-based and medical sectors. Religion and Medicine tells the story of: religious healers and religiously branded hospitals and healthcare institutions; pastoral professionals involved in medical missions, healthcare chaplaincy, and psychological counseling; congregational health promotion and disease prevention programs and global health initiatives; research studies on the impact of religious and spiritual beliefs and practices on physical and mental health, well-being, and healing; programs and centers for medical research and education within major universities and academic institutions; religiously informed bioethics and clinical decision-making; and faith-based health policy initiatives and advocacy for healthcare reform. Religion and Medicine is the first book to cover the full breadth of this subject. It documents religion-medicine alliances across religious traditions, throughout the world, and over the course of history. It summarizes a wide range of material of relevance to historians, medical professionals, pastors and theologians, bioethicists, scientists, public health educators, and policymakers. The product of decades of rigorous and focused research, Dr. Levin has produced the most comprehensive history of these developments and the finest introduction to this emerging field of scholarship.""-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover -- Half title -- Series -- Religion and Medicine -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword by Stephen G. Post -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Conflict and Cooperation -- 2. Healers and Healthcare -- 3. Missions and Ministries -- 4. Congregations and Communities -- 5. Scientists and Scholars -- 6. Teaching and Training -- 7. Prescriptions and Proscriptions -- 8. Policies and Programs -- 9. Challenges and Choices -- Notes -- Index
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 02, 2020).
ISBN 9780190867386 electronic book
0190867388 electronic book
019086737X electronic book
9780190867362 electronic book
0190867361 electronic book
9780190867379 (electronic bk.)
9780190867355 hardcover
OCLC # 1123181307
Additional Format Print version: Levin, Jeffrey S.. Religion and medicine New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2020. 9780190867355 (DLC) 2019044758.

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