Religion Health & Suffering

Religion Health & Suffering

Hardback (06 Jan 1999)

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First Published in 1999. The interaction between religion and medicine is universal throughout recorded history. They meet at the great turning points of life: at birth, at moments of acute suffering and at death. Not only are priest and doctor often needed at the same time and place, the two roles have also been combined in ancient and modem societies. This volume looks at whether healers and religions have worked in harmony or been in conflict, as well as their frequent and substantive interaction. An International Workshop lies behind this volume and one of the distinctive features of this project is that it brought together scholars of religion, historians of medicine, anthropologists and medical practitioners.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780710306111
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 291.175
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 498
Weight: 1110g
Height: 225mm
Width: 145mm
Spine width: 38mm