Religion and the Health of the Public Shifting the Paradigm

ISBN-10: 0230341527
ISBN-13: 9780230341524
Edition: 2012
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List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 5/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Religion and the Health of the Publicfills a major gap in academic literature on religion and public health. Its innovative concepts provide a comprehensive theoretical framework for understanding and working on the interface between religion and public health. It draws on global health history and practice—from London’s 1854 cholera outbreak, to HIV in Africa today, to large and novel hospital and congregational partnerships in the Memphis. Calling for “deep accountability” by religious and public health leaders, it deals with the embodied religious mind, religious health assets, leading causes of life, boundary leadership, congregate strengths, and a healthy political economy—all in the service of transformation.

Gary Gunderson, D.Min., M.Div., is the Senior Vice President for Health and Welfare Ministries for Methodist Healthcare andnbsp;the director for the Interfaith Health Program at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.nbsp; He is a commissioned Deacon in the United Methodist Church.

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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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