Inward and Outward Health: John Wesley's Holistic Concept of Medical Science, the Environment and Holy Living

Madden, Deborah, ed. (2008) Inward and Outward Health: John Wesley's Holistic Concept of Medical Science, the Environment and Holy Living. Epworth Press. ISBN 9780716206491

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Abstract

This edited volume of essays is the first inter-disciplinary scholarly collection to provide an in-depth and new perspective on the medical and scientific activity of one of the eighteenth century's most successful and controversial theological figures, John Wesley. These essays, written by established scholars in the field, convincingly correct a persistent view of Wesley as an irresponsible religious enthusiast who confused medical science and theology. The reader is given here instead a picture of someone who was a critical admirer of Enlightenment principles: a deeply pious individual who could minister to the physical and spiritual welfare of the poor, applying remedies for the body or prayer for the soul as and when appropriate.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 16:55
Last Modified: 29 May 2012 07:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/37145
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