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Philosophy and Medicine

Theology and Bioethics

Exploring the Foundations and Frontiers

Editors: Shelp, E.E. (Ed.)

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We who live in this post-modern late twentieth century culture are still children of dualism. For a variety of rather complex reasons we continue to split apart and treat as radical opposites body and spirit, medicine and religion, sacred and secular, private and public, love and justice, men and women. Though this is still our strong tendency, we are beginning to­ discover both the futility and the harm of such dualistic splitting. Peoples of many ancient cultures might smile at the belatedness of our discovery concerning the commonalities of medicine and religion. A cur­ sory glance back at ancient Egypt, Samaria, Babylonia, Persia, Greece, and Rome would disclose a common thread - the close union of religion and medicine. Both were centrally concerned with healing, health, and wholeness. The person was understood as a unity of body, mind, and spirit. The priest and the physician frequently were combined in the same individual. One of the important contributions of this significant volume of essays is the sustained attack upon dualism. From a variety of vantage points, virtually all of the authors unmask the varied manifestations of dualism in religion and medicine, urging a more holistic approach. Since the editor has provided an excellent summary of each article, I shall not attempt to comment on specific contributions. Rather , I wish to highlight three 1 broad themes which I find notable for theological ethics.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theology and Bioethics
Book Subtitle
Exploring the Foundations and Frontiers
Editors
  • E.E. Shelp
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
20
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-7723-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-7723-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-1857-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8408-8
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 315
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