Health, Healing and the Church's Mission
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About "Health, Healing and the Church's Mission"
Does the Christian community have the resources to develop a coherent response to health care challenges today? Accounting for biblical, theological and church-historical streams, Willard Swartley divulges a long tradition of healing and health care inherited by Christians today. Beginning with in-depth studies of Old and New Testament understandings of healing, the book surveys three millennia of biblical and theological teaching and practice in congregational life and mission. Along the way Swartley uncovers how Christians have understood the role of the church and other institutions in providing health and healing. The book concludes with an attempt to synthesize these biblical, historical and moral perspectives to help all Christians, including those in health care professions, respond to our current health care challenges.
Meet the Author
Willard M. Swartley (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) Willard M. Swartley (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is professor emeritus of New Testament at Associated Mennoniis professor emeritus of New Testament at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He formally served as dean and acting te Biblical Seminary. He formally served as dean and acting president at Associated Mennonite and is an ordained ministepresident at Associated Mennonite and is an ordained minister in the Mennonite Church. Swartley has published several bor in the Mennonite Church. Swartley has published several boC