Item description for Death and Life in America: Biblical Healing and Biomedicine by Raymond Downing & Jason Byassee...
Overview Raymond Downing, a family physician for 30 years, believes that suffereing and healing are essentially spiritual experiences that are the roots of death and life. To fully understand these spiritual realities we must use biblical language and examine the power of bio-medicine. As he enters into a dialogue between biblical healing and bio-medicine, Downing offers a bold critique of western medicine and medical technology.
Publishers Description Raymond Downing offers a bold critique of western medicine and sees medical care as one of the fallen "principalities and powers" in need of redemption. But Downing's hope lies beyond biomedicine in biblical healing, especially the healing miracles of Jesus. In conversation with the Bible, Ivan Illich, William Stringfellow, Susan Sontag, and others, Downing revisits how Westerners approach medicine. He sees suffering and healing as essentially spiritual experiences at the roots of death and life.
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Studio: Herald Pr
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.59 lbs.
Release Date Jun 26, 2008
Publisher Herald Pr
ISBN 0836194136 ISBN13 9780836194135
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More About Raymond Downing & Jason Byassee
Raymond Downing has been on the faculty of the Moi School of Medicine in Kenya since 2005 and has served in various medical posts throughout Africa for more than two decades. He also served in the Indian Health Service at a Navajo reservation in Arizona. Downing earned his MD from New York Medical College in 1975 and studied tropical medicine at the Liverpool (England) School of Tropical Medicine.