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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



Religion and the Health of the Public Shifting the Paradigm by Gary Gunderson, Jim Cochrane

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.

About the Author

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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Publication date

12th April 2012


Gary Gunderson, Jim Cochrane

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Palgrave Macmillan


220 pages


Political science & theory

Public health & preventive medicine



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