HEALTH AND MEDICINE IN THE METHODIST TRADITION

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ISBN: 9781532675614 Géneros: Sinópsis: As E Brooks Holifield notes in his introduction John Wesley the founder of the Methodist movement would have relished the opportunity to write this volume He recognized the power of religious traditions and he thought that issues of health and medicine were profoundly interwoven into the texture of religious faith All ten themes that have concerned this series healing and wellbeing suffering and madness passages and sexuality dying and caring morality and dignity were among the topics that Wesley believed should interest Christians In the attempt to show how a Wesleyan understanding of theology might inform a modern Methodist sensibility the author has structured his treatment of Health and Medicine in the Methodist Tradition around the polarities of health and healing holiness and happiness penalty and promise love and law restraint and responsibility and possibility and limit These are not to be construed as opposites or as mutually exclusive extremes Each member of each pair both checks and enriches the other They provide a way of establishing boundaries they mark the way of a journey the way of salvation or the way of love Holifields erudition and graceful writing are on full display in this concise history of the quest for spiritual and physical health in the Wesleyan tradition With deft strokes Holifield draws readers into a story that is at once far away and close at hand Grant Wacker Gilbert T Rowe Professor Emeritus of Christian History Duke Divinity School Engaging readable creative insightful and instructive probing of the array of todays medical and healthrelated issuessome now highly controversialand of Methodisms struggle to find balanced commitments and policy Brooks Holifield finds John Wesley and his daughters and sons to have lived with only partially formulated dialectical or balanced counsel He educates Methodists and others on what they believe Russell E Richey Dean Emeritus Candler
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