Author: Andrew Sloane
Published Date: 2016
The Religion and the University series is concerned with the revitalisation of Christian culture through the reform of the university and more widely with the revitalisation of religious culture through university education. The series aims to demonstrate a creative an imaginative role for the Christian theological perspective within the university setting.
Vulnerability and Care is the fourth volume in the series. Andrew Sloane provides Christian philosophical and theological reflections in the nature and purposes of medicine and its role in a Christian understanding of human society. Medical and bioethical issues have spawned a great deal of debate in both public and academic contexts. Little has been done, however, to engage with the underlying issues of the nature of medicine and its role in human community. This volume brings together a variety of philosophical and theological reflections to emphasise the Christian understanding of medicine as both a scholarly and social practice.