Theology of Illness

ISBN-10: 0881412392

ISBN-13: 9780881412390

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jean-Claude Larchet, Michael Breck

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[This book] offers us fresh insight into the mystery of evil, sin, and illness, and their place within our struggle toward holiness... It gives us renewed hope, by locating the "problem of pain" in a profoundly theological framework, in which ultimate resolution of the mystery of illness and suffering is provided by the healing touch of Christ Himself, the Physician of our souls and bodies. John Breck, from the Foreword Jean-Claude Larchet's The Theology of Illness, already translated into several languages, now appears in English and explores biblical and patristic perspectives on sickness and redemptive suffering. The questions Larchet considers are fundamental: the origins of sin in a fallen world, its impact on physical health, and the healing of human nature by the incarnate Son of God. He explains healing as a means of glorifying God, stressing again the crucial role of prayer and sacramental grace in promoting genuine health. When illness plunges us into unfamiliar territory, even to the point of death, Larchet teaches us to marshal spiritual reserves in a society dominated by technology and materialism. In a time when the physician has been dubbed the high priest of the god of Modern Medicine, Larchet encourages us to situate these crucial experiences within the framework of their relationship to the unique reality of the Holy Trinity.
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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Saint Vladimir's Seminary Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

The Origins of Illness
The Original "Perfection"
The Initial Cause of Illness: Original Sin
Are People Responsible for the Illnesses That Afflict Them?
The Healing of Human Nature by the Incarnate Word
Why Does Illness Persist?
Illnesses of the Body and Illnesses of the Soul
The Precariousness of Health
The Spiritual Meaning of Illness
The Ambivalence of Health and Illness
The Positive Meaning of Sickness and Suffering
A Manifestation of Providence
An Opportunity for Spiritual Progress
God's Help and Man's Contribution
The Importance of Patience
The Essential Role of Prayer
The Way of Holiness
Christian Paths toward Healing
Seek Healing to Glorify God
Christ the Physician
The Saints Heal in the Name of Christ
Spiritual Paths Toward Healing
The Role of Secular Medicine
Maximalist Positions
A Spiritual Understanding of Secular Means of Healing
Healing Comes from God
The Limitations of Medical Science
Have a Care also for the Healing of the Soul
The Healing of the Body Symbolizes and Foretells the Healing of Our Whole Being
Illnesses of the Soul Are More Serious than Those of the Body
The Relative Nature of Physical Health
The Promise of Future Incorruptibility and Immortality
Christ Came also to Save the Body
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