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Religion and the Health of the Public Shifting the Paradigm

by Gary Gunderson, Jim Cochrane

Religion and the Health of the Public Shifting the Paradigm Synopsis

The book proposes a critical theory of the role and place of religion in public health and argues for a programmatic reorientation of these two fields of practice and inquiry to more effectively align religious health assets - widely present in many contexts - and public health services and facilities.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230341272
Publication date: 3rd April 2012
Author: Gary Gunderson, Jim Cochrane
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 220 pages
Categories: Political science & theory, Public health & preventive medicine,

About Gary Gunderson, Jim Cochrane

GARY GUNDERSON Senior Vice President for Health and Welfare Ministries for Methodist Healthcare and the Director for the Interfaith Health Program at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, USA. JIM COCHRANE Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, Co-Principal of the African Religious Health Assets Programme (ARHAP), and Director of the Research Institute on Christianity in Southern Africa (RICSA).

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