medicine and health care in early christianity


Medicine and Religion, by Gary B. Ferngren

At the hospital where I work, families may form relationships with pastoral care staff—but they come for our clinical competence in medicine. Gary Ferngren points out how new and odd this is.


Worthy of care

Why did the early church in the West grow? This question has fascinated scholars and led to much debate—a debate that increasingly has to do with approaches to illness and medicine.