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Title: Eglises et sante dans le Tiers Monde. Hier et aujourd'hui: Churches and Health Care in the Third World. Past and Present
Author: Pirotte, J J Derroitte (eds)
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1991
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004094703
Volumes: 1; Pages: xxvi, 176
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The fifteen papers presented here examine three centuries of close, if sometimes ambiguous, links between Christian mission and medicine. The authors, who include theologians, historians, sociologists, physicians and representatives of major international health-care organisations, address themselves to such questions as: How is one to assess the results of past missionary health-care effort? How are modern-day Christian organisations to cope with the burden of institutions set up in the past? What links should the Churches maintain with official medical organisations? What position should the Churches take on the 'faith v. healing' debate begun by certain religious groups? And how is one to lay the groundwork of a theology of health and healing?The complexity of the issues outlined here can--alas--provide no easy answers.