Healing in the Bible

Theological Insight for Christian Ministry
Author(s): Frederick J. Gaiser
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2010
Product Number: EB00004962
Released: Oct 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441213709
Publisher: Baker Academic
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In the midst of an ongoing debate about health care, what does the Bible say about healing? Here a respected scholar reads biblical texts on health and healing with care and imagination, engaging the reader in lively conversations with the text and with questions of contemporary theological and pastoral concern. Gaiser offers close readings of fifteen key Old and New Testament passages, considering their significance for the church's understanding of healing and its ministry today. The book examines such significant matters as God's role in healing, the relation between sickness and sin, healing and prayer, God's healing and medical science, and healing under the sign of the cross, offering fresh insights for anyone interested in Christian views on healing.