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Christianity 

Christianity
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Christianity
Author(s):

Alister E. McGrath

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199571390.003.0004
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date: 23 October 2017

This chapter sets out to assemble the various ways in which the rich Christian spiritual tradition relates to issues of healthcare. This takes a number of forms, including the inculcation of values and attitudes that are conducive to wellbeing and care for the ill. Readers who are not familiar with the Christian tradition need to appreciate that it is complex and multifaceted, and hence difficult to summarize adequately. What follows is, however, a representative account of some important themes, values, and practices that are of direct relevance to the themes of this volume.

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