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Thinking Theologically About Modern Medicine

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dc.contributor.author Miller-McLemore, Bonnie J.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-05T15:21:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-05T15:21:12Z
dc.date.copyright 1991
dc.date.issued 1991-12
dc.identifier.citation Miller-McLemore, Bonnie J. "Thinking Theologically About Modern Medicine." Journal of Religion and Health 30.4 (1991): 287-298. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/2665
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/BF00986900
dc.description.abstract In the last century the dictates of modern science and technology have gained an unprecedented authority, sometimes heeded with a religious fervor once directed at religious bodies. Meanwhile, on many subjects, mainline Protestantism has withdrawn from the conversation. This is particularly the case when church and academy have tried to think theologically about the highly technical and at times dramatically nontheological problems of physical health. I propose to look at the ways in which this decline from dominance affects 1) mainline attitudes toward healing; 2) Protestant reflections on moral dilemmas in medicine; 3) religious ideals of ministry to the sick and the poor. After attending to the problems in each arena and then noting promising developments, I conclude with suggestions about reviving a vibrant theological witness in medical ethics and health care. en
dc.description.sponsorship The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Institutes of Religion and Health (New York, N.Y.) en
dc.subject.lcsh Medical ethics -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.subject.lcsh Theology, Practical en
dc.subject.lcsh Medical care, Cost of -- United States en
dc.subject.lcsh Healing -- Religious aspects -- Christianity en
dc.title Thinking Theologically About Modern Medicine en
dc.type Article en
dc.type Text en
dc.description.school Vanderbilt University. Divinity School en


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