Religion and the Health of the Public 2012

Religion and the Health of the Public 2012 : Shifting the Paradigm

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The book proposes a critical theory of the role and place of religion in public health and argues for a programmatic reorientation of these two fields of practice and inquiry to more effectively align religious health assets - widely present in many contexts - and public health services and facilities.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 239 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 299.37g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2012
  • 1 black & white illustrations, biography
  • 0230341527
  • 9780230341524
  • 1,161,832

About Gary Gunderson

GARY GUNDERSON Senior Vice President for Health and Welfare Ministries for Methodist Healthcare and the Director for the Interfaith Health Program at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, USA. JIM COCHRANE Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, Co-Principal of the African Religious Health Assets Programme (ARHAP), and Director of the Research Institute on Christianity in Southern Africa (RICSA).

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Table of contents

Seeing Differently: Changing the Paradigm of the Health of the Public The Health of the Public and the Religious Mind: Connections and Disconnections Religious Health Assets: What Religion Brings to Health of the Public Leading Causes of Life: Pathology in its Place Seeking Health: Persons, Bodies and Choices People who Congregate: Building on Strengths Boundary Leadership: Embodying Complexity in Turbulence The Challenge of Systems Religion and the Health of the Public: Deep Accountability

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