Is There a God in Health Care?

Toward a New Spirituality of Medicine

By William F. Haynes, Jr., Geffrey B. Kelly

Is There a God in Health Care?

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  • ISBN: 9781608997534
  • Pages: 246
  • Publication Date: 7/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $29.00
Web Price: $23.20
Web Price: $23.20

Is There a God in Health Care?

Toward a New Spirituality of Medicine

By William F. Haynes, Jr., Geffrey B. Kelly

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  • ISBN: 9781608997534
  • Pages: 246
  • Publication Date: 7/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $29.00
Web Price: $23.20

About-

In this book, a physician, well-known for praying with his patients, and an award-winning professor of theology share their insights on how religious faith can provide help in the healing process of today's health care ministry. The authors avoid rehashing analytical theories on suffering and the "miracles" of healing they may have seen, instead examining how personal faith can enhance the immune system, how a spiritual outlook can help bear the burden of suffering and grief, and how forbearance and forgiveness are crucial in maintaining a healthy attitude toward life.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This book is FULL OF POWERFUL, FASCINATING STORIES FROM A CARDIOLOGIST'S MEDICAL PRACTICE. Here is evidence from clinical practice that prayer and faith make a difference in people's lives when they are sick. What is unique about this book is that a theologian also gives his perspective and interpretation of each case. . . . Get ready to become both informed and inspired by this beautifully done book."
-- Harold G. Koening, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences;
Director, Center for the Study of Religion, Spirituality, and Health, Duke University Medical Center

"AN IMPORTANT BOOK. . . . Offers a comprehensive review of the subject and is, therefore, of great value in guiding health professionals, clergy, scholars, and patients as they confront this subject. It is a seminal source and reference for all aspects of health care."
-- Stanley S. Bergan Jr., MD
President Emeritus, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Former Chair, The Hastings Center.

"UPLIFTING AND POWERFUL. . . . A readers' delight. . . . A JOURNAL OF PROFOUND FAITH AND UNITY. . . . An inspiration to anyone suffering physical, emotional, or spiritual pain."
-- Reverend Ralph A. DiOrio, Director
Apostolate of Divine Mercy and Healing,
Worcester, Massachusetts

"This book provides an important example of the needed conversations between medicine and religion and how God can work through both of them."
-- Abigail Rian Evans, PhD, LHD, MDiv
Professor of Practical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Contributors-

William F. Haynes, Jr.
Geffrey B. Kelly

Bio(s)-

William F. Haynes Jr., MD, now retired after many years as Senior Attending Physician with the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Medical Center at Princeton, remains active as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine New Jersey. He earned a ThM degree from LaSalle University Graduate School of Religion in May 2001, was awarded the "Graduate Religion Achievement Award," and was inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa--the national honor society for theology and religious studies. He is currently a member of the Honorary Staff at the Medical Center and a visiting lecturer and teacher in the fields of medicine and spirituality.

Geffrey B. Kelly is Professor of Systematic Theology at LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Best known for his research and publications on the theology and spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Kelly is past president of the International Bonhoeffer Society, English Language Section. The present book is the offshoot of his editorial work for the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English Edition--the new translations and critical editions of the collected writings of Bonhoeffer, which are being published by Fortress Press. Among his recent works on Bonhoeffer are Liberating Faith (2002), The Cost of Moral Leadership (2002), and A Testament to Freedom (1995).

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