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Religion and Medicine: A History of the Encounter Between Humanity's Two Greatest Institutions

Jeff Levin

Abstract

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 ... More

Keywords: religion, spirituality, faith, medicine, health, healthcare, history, bioethics, medical education, research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190867355
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190867355.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff Levin, author
University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Baylor University