Health Care and the Rise of Christianity

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"In Health Care and the Rise of Christianity Avalos helpfully turns our attention to the care of bodies as fundamental to the growth and expansion of early Christianity. Response to basic issues such as cost, access to care, and perceived efficacy helped to fashion an early Christian system of health care that was distinct from contemporary approaches. Avalos raises eminently relevant questions about the role of ideas and practices of health care in the attractiveness of new religious movements, both historically and today."Nancy L. Eiesland, Candler School of Theology, Emory University"Professor Avalos brings his considerable expertise in medical anthropology to the study of health care systems in the ancient cultures out of which Christianity arose. His analysis of the role played by health care in the advent of Christianity is carefully constructed through cross cultural and interdisciplinary methodologies, and presented in a readable format which makes his results easily accessible to the specialist and layperson alike. This book is a must for anyone interested in the topic, or concerned about the ethical and long term implications of a modern health system care in crisis."Carole R. Fontaine, Andover Newton Theological School

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"Professor Avalos brings his considerable expertise in medical anthropology to the study of health care systems in the ancient cultures out of which Christianity arose. His analysis of the role played by health care in the advent of Christianity is carefully constructed through cross-cultural and interdisciplinary methodologies, and presented in a readable format which makes his results easily accessible to the specialist and layperson alike. This book is a must for anyone interested in the topic, or concerned about the ethical and long-term implications of a modern health care in crisis."

--Carole R. Fontaine, Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, Andover Newton Theological School

"In Health Care and the Rise of Christianity Avalos helpfully turns our attention to the care of bodies as fundamental to the growth and expansion of early Christianity. Response to basic issues--such as cost, access to care, and perceived efficacy--helped to fashion an early Christian system of health care that was distinct from contemporary approaches. Avalos raises eminently relevant questions about the role of ideas and practices of health care in the attractiveness of new religious movements, both historically and today."

--Nancy L. Eiesland, Sociology of Religion, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, Ga.

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Hector Avalos is associate professor of religious studies and chair of the U.S. Latino Studies Program at Iowa State University. Besides being the author of Illness and Health Care in the Ancient Near East in the Harvard Semitic Monograph series, Avalos serves on the editorial board for the translation of Luis Alonso Sch÷kel's Diccionario Biblico HebreoEspa˝ol. He is also the former chair of the Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group in the American Academy of Religion.

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